The Sochi boycott: a two-minute hate

Brendan O'Neill says the campaign to boycott the Winter Olympics in protest of Russia's anti-gay laws is meaningless moral posturing.

On this week’s podcast, I talk to spiked editor, Brendan O’Neill, about the campaign to boycott the Sochi Winter Olympics in protest at Russia’s stance on homosexuality. Will the absence of a few world leaders from the games have any effect on the fight for gay rights in Russia? Is it ever right to politicise sport? And what does this campaign reveal about Russian’s standing in the world today? Listen and download below:




Tom Slater is assistant editor at spiked.


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