Scientists discover three Earth-sized exoplanets that may potentially harbor lifeScience & Space February 23, 5:50
Syrian opposition ready for direct talks with government delegation — representativeWorld February 22, 21:56
UN Syria envoy expects no breakthrough at new round of Syria talksWorld February 22, 21:09
Russia opposes sharing responsibility for fate of Middle East refugeesRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 22, 20:36
First woman in space Valentina Tereshkova may meet with Queen Elizabeth IIRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 22, 20:27
Spain’s famous footballer Puyol returns to Russia next week ahead of FIFA 2017, 2018 CupsSport February 22, 20:15
Putin promotes generals to higher military ranks after Syria operationMilitary & Defense February 22, 19:56
Russia, Turkey may discuss purchase of S-400 systems at March talksMilitary & Defense February 22, 19:18
European human rights watchdog welcomes court’s ruling on Russian opposition activistWorld February 22, 18:42
BUENOS AIRES, September 5 (Itar-Tass) - International Olympic Committee will consider sanctions against the Russian track-and-field star, Yelena Isinbayeva, who publicly defended Russia’s law that bans the propaganda of homosexual practices among children, IOC outgoing President Jacques Rogge said here Wednesday.
In part, Isinbayeva might lose a title of ambassador for the Youth Olympics.
“This is something we will consider in due time,” Rogge said.
Isinbayeva spoke in defense of the law restricting gay propaganda after she had won the pole vault at the world track-and-field championships in Moscow in August. She condemned homosexuality and criticized two Swedish athletes who painted their fingernails in rainbow colors “in support of gay rights.”