Putin: No Olympic athlete will face discrimination

January 16, 2014 1:44:27 PM PST
Despite anti-gay laws, Russian president Vladimir Putin is promising no athlete will face discrimination at next month's Sochi Winter Olympic Games.

Putin is hoping to ease international concern by telling foreign ambassadors that every athlete would be treated equally.

Putin says the games will be held in full compliance with the Olympic charter without any discrimination on any basis.

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