Google takes a stand for Gay Rights with a Doodle ahead of Sochi Olympics 2014

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Over the years, Google has always paid special attention to gay rights and to the struggles faced by same-sex couples.

As LGBT travel warnings are confirmed by reports of extreme violence towards homosexuals perpetrated in Russia by anti gay groups, Google has decided once again to publicly root for the LGBT community by raising awareness on the ongoing human rights violations ahead of Sochi 2014.

Today's Google search box appears underneath an image that juxtaposes a skewed rainbow gay-rights flag (that also reminds the Sochi 2014 Olympic theme) with some icons representing the most popular winter sports.

At the bottom of the page, an inspirational quote from the Olympic Charter reads:

"The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play."

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The Sochi 2014 XXII Olympic Winter Games are due to officially start today, with the Opening Ceremony scheduled at 4pm (GMT time).

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