Eric Radford, a 2014 Olympic figure skater, has come out publicly as gay in what is often stereotyped as "the 'gayest' sport of all," according to OutSports.
Eighteen years ago Olympic officials refused to allow the torch to travel through an Atlanta suburb because of its refusal to repeal a resolution condemning gay people.
French President François Hollande adds his name to the growing list of world leaders boycotting the Sochi Olympics.
European Union Commissioner Viviane Reding has joined Germen President Joachim Gauck in there public boycott of the Sochi Winter Olympics.
As we get closer to the Sochi Games, fan and media attention will be drawn to U.S. athletes who are standing up and stepping forward to speak out about the policies in Russia. ESPNW's "Silence Is Not Golden" brings forward an excellent question, how many of those athletes will be women?