Olympic athlete and gay ally Nick Symmonds blasts Russia on gay rights at Moscow track championship

  • TroyAthlete

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    Aug 15, 2013 10:47 PM GMT
    http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/15/world/europe/russia-nick-symmonds-gay-rights/index.html?hpt=hp_t2(CNN) -- U.S. runner Nick Symmonds took a swipe at Russia's anti-gay propaganda law after winning a silver medal in the 800-meter competition at the World Track & Field Championships in Moscow, according to state-run media.

    Symmonds became the first athlete to openly criticize the law on Russian soil Tuesday when, after registering a time of one minute, 43.55 seconds, he dedicated his second-place finish to all his gay friends back home, RIA Novosti reported.

    "As much as I can speak out about it, I believe that all humans deserve equality as however God made them," he told the news outlet at Luzhniki Stadium. "Whether you're gay, straight, black, white, we all deserve the same rights. If there's anything I can do to champion the cause and further it, I will, shy of getting arrested."

    Symmonds, 29, who appeared in a February ad for the gender-equality group, NOH8, went on record with his sentiments earlier this month in a blog post for Runner's World magazine


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  • Import

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    Aug 15, 2013 10:49 PM GMT
    oh mah gawwd, he has bad crow's feet for 29.
  • jimjock

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    Aug 16, 2013 10:57 AM GMT
    Import saidoh mah gawwd, he has bad crow's feet for 29.


    Really, Negative Nancy? Do you feel better about yourself now?

    Whatever happened to if you haven't got something nice to say don't be cunty?

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    Aug 16, 2013 11:36 AM GMT
    Import saidoh mah gawwd, he has bad crow's feet for 29.


    And that affects his running or his ability to help end discrimination how?

    And it is one hell of a sexy and natural smile.
  • FitGwynedd

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    Aug 16, 2013 11:50 AM GMT
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    Aug 16, 2013 1:42 PM GMT
    hookerliningandsinking said*gaydar explodes*


    LOLOLOLOLOL. I don't have gaydar, but I wouldn't be shocked if he came out.
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    Aug 16, 2013 2:16 PM GMT
    Import saidoh mah gawwd, he has bad crow's feet for 29.


    that´s all you have to offer?
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    Aug 16, 2013 3:26 PM GMT
    Myol said
    hookerliningandsinking said*gaydar explodes*


    LOLOLOLOLOL. I don't have gaydar, but I wouldn't be shocked if he came out.


    Oh, I hope so!

    I've had a crush on Nick Symmonds for years.

    Previously he took on Nike over some sponsorship issue, which I sort of love.

    And he's the beer mile world record holder.
  • ASHDOD

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    Aug 16, 2013 3:29 PM GMT
    another thing we cant see but now we know he has
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    Aug 16, 2013 3:33 PM GMT
    Import saidoh mah gawwd, he has bad crow's feet for 29.


    No, it's called smiling.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Aug 16, 2013 3:35 PM GMT
    Those are laugh lines ...not crows feet .... everybody has those ... But that's okay Import ... I know you were just joking icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 16, 2013 3:45 PM GMT
    Impressive guy. He also took on Yelena Isinbayeva. And this . . .