Ashley Wagner, Figure Skater, Speaks Out On Russia's Anti-Gay Law
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PARK CITY, Utah — Bode Miller felt no need to measure his words when asked about Russia's anti-gay law.
"`I think it's absolutely embarrassing that there's countries and there's people who are that intolerant and that ignorant," he said Monday, one of the few athletes willing to take a stand on the subject at the U.S. Olympic media summit featuring Sochi hopefuls. `But it's not the first time," Miller said. "We've been dealing with human-rights issues probably since there were humans."
At 35 and with five Olympic medals to his credit, Miller is trying for his fifth Winter Games. He has, over the years, built a reputation as an unconventional firebrand, unafraid to state his opinion on sports, skiing or society in general.
He said the Russian law puts athletes in an awkward position.
"I think it's unfortunate when they get stuffed together because there are politics in sports and athletics," Miller said. "They always are intertwined, even though people try to keep them separate o
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