Tuesday, March 11, 2014 3:40 am
Paralympics chief: No need for rights assurances
The buildup to the Olympics and Paralympics in Sochi saw rights groups protesting the Russian law banning so-called gay "propaganda." It led to a coalition calling on the International Olympic Committee to ask future host nations to commit to not introducing laws that would violate human rights.
IPC President Philip Craven, who is a member of the International Olympic Committee, says when it comes to voting "I don't think we necessarily need to emphasize certain different areas, except one and that is sport — the athletes."
Craven says in an Associated Press interview that "each individual can be affected by different things" when considering human rights.