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International Olympic Committee Asks Russia To Clarify Anti-Gay Law

Some gay rights activists are calling for the upcoming Winter Olympics to be moved to another country

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The head of the International Olympic Committee has asked Russia to explain how its new law on gay propaganda might affect next year's winter games.

Jacques Rogge said in Moscow that Russian written reassurances over the Winter Olympics needed clarification.

"We don't think it is a fundamental issue, more a translation issue," Mr Rogge added.

Gay rights campaigners have called for the games to be moved to another country in protest at the law.