This story was inevitable. Russia’s strict laws regarding gay people and the upcoming Sochi Olympics have put some of our favorite players in awkward position. Luckily, Alex Ovechkin acquitted himself perfectly well during media time on Monday. Pavel Datsyuk and Ilya Kovalchuk did not fare as well. This is going to get worse before it gets better.
Note: My opinion is my own and does not necessarily reflect all of RMNB.
- 36 Photos From Russia That Everyone Needs To See http://goo.gl/7Fk6Ac
- IOC refuses to stand up for gay athletes http://goo.gl/eiBaEt
- Russia To Vote On Bill That Bans Informing Children That Gay People Exist http://goo.gl/1VrPkk
- Russian Skinheads Using Social Media To Lure, Kidnap And Publicly Torture Gay Teens http://goo.gl/2DgVNH
- Pavel Datsyuk cites anti-gay religion when asked about gay rights http://goo.gl/MC1Ygf
- Kovalchuk supports Russian anti-gay law; Crosby, other stars opposed http://goo.gl/mKDxqY
- Alex Ovechkin will be torchbearer for 2014 Sochi Olympics http://goo.gl/HbXdUl
- NHL, NHLPA announce partnership with You Can Play http://goo.gl/uEWuHL
- The prevalence of homosexual behavior and attraction in the United States, the United Kingdom and France: results of national population-based samples. http://goo.gl/tYtKtH