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Jacques Rogge Admits IOC "Powerless" To Do Anything About Russia

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Lez Get Real
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September 6, 2013
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Count Jacques Rogge has finally admitted to something that he should have admitted to a long time ago. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) can do little to nothing to stop or influence Russia with regards to their anti-gay policies.

The IOC 
is currently meeting to determine where the 2020 Olympics will be held. In unprepared remarks opening the session, Rogge stated that “We have received some oral and written assurances about the fact the Russian Federation will respect the Olympic charter and no negative effect will occur for people attending in or participating in the Games. But one should not forget that we are staging the games in a sovereign state, and the IOC cannot be expected to have an influence on the sovereign affairs of a country.”