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SBD Global/August 12, 2013/Olympics
BOA Chair Coe, British PM Cameron Dismiss Calls For Sochi Olympics Boycott
Published August 12, 2013
TRANSLATION ISSUE: The BBC wrote IOC President Jacques Rogge "has asked Russia to explain how its new law on gay propaganda might affect next year's winter games." Rogge: "We don't think it is a fundamental issue, more a translation issue." Rogge said that there were still "uncertainties" despite written assurances received from Sochi organizer Dmitry Kozak. Rogge: "We are not clear about the English translation of the Russian law and we want clarification of this translation to be able to understand what has been communicated to us" (BBC, 8/9).