Russian gold medallists kiss on podium in protest at country’s ‘anti-gay’ laws

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Update: Russian athletes ‘just kissing, not protesting against anti-gay laws’

Two female athletes from Russia have kissed on the podium as they received their gold medals at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow in protest at the country’s new ‘anti-gay’ laws.

Kseniya Ryzhova and Tatyana Firova decided to make the statement as they went up to accept their prize for winning the 4×400 metres relay along with teammates Yulia Gushchina and Antonina Krivoshapka.

The move echoed the iconic 1968 Mexico Olympics incident where US athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos held up their fists in protest at racism in America.

The demonstration followed a backlash aimed at Russian athlete Yelena Isinbayeva after she seemingly said she supported the ‘anti- gay laws’.

MORE: David Cameron has ‘secret pub summit’ with Stephen Fry over anti-gay controversy surrounding Russian Winter Olympics

The pole vaulter had told a news conference previous protests against the government…

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Saturday, 10/08/2013

Looking like I’ll not be getting any sleep again 😦 still I can update my blog lol I’ve been watching a few movies this week – last Sunday watched ‘The Conjuring’ which made me jump about 6x pmsl.
Wednesday went to watch ‘Percy Jackson’ which I really enjoyed & 2nite I saw ‘The Lone Ranger’ which was pretty funny, Johnny Depp is quite camp but funny as Tonto.
Thursday got the all clear from kidney specialist to go on holiday – so Albufeira, Portugal here we come lmfao. We’ll be getting mortal & tashing-on on the Albufeira Bar Crawl (Geordie Shore style) ;D I’ll post pic’s when we have them.
Hope you all have a great weekend folk’s & let’s be careful out there pmfsl ;D

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Sunday, 4/8/2013

Enjoying a pint of Hobgoblin in Goose with Tony Mullery – lovely beer, puts hairs on your chest lol so try to avoid it ladies pmsl.
Had a gr8 night last night – unexpected night out with the lovely Chelle (FB babe) ;D
Currently looking forward to the Sunday sess with my posse – chat about holidays. Booked for Albufiera, Portugal for early Sept & everyone says how great it is – cannot fucking wait ;D
Chat later people – off to enjoy rest of my weekend xx

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