American gold medallist Olympic diver Greg Louganis (L) and Konstantin Yablotskiy, president of the Russian LGBT Sport Federation, speak to the media in Moscow February 26, 2014. Days after the ... more 
American gold medallist Olympic diver Greg Louganis (L) and Konstantin Yablotskiy, president of the Russian LGBT Sport Federation, speak to the media in Moscow February 26, 2014. Days after the closing of the Sochi Winter Olympics, a gay sports organisation's plan to hold Russia's first open Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender athletic competition was under threat from bureaucratic barriers it said stemmed from discrimination. The Russian Open games were scheduled to start on Wednesday in Moscow, but organisers were scrambling for alternatives after three venues and a hotel told them a day earlier that they would no longer be able to host the event. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov (RUSSIA - Tags: SOCIETY) less 
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