Thursday, December 12, 2013
Protest Areas for Winter Olympics
President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach told that Russia will set up public protest zones in Sochi during the Winter Olympics. There has been no detail on where these zones will be set up or how they will be managed. These zones seemed to be set up to try to diffuse the situation of the anti-gay laws set up in Russia right now. A similar situation happened in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, they tried to set up protest zones though they were unsuccessful.