On Thursday, the day of the Winter Olympics opening ceremony, Google's doodle links to the Olympic Charter and includes this passage under the search field:
"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."
Russia's attitude toward gay rights will continue to be a leading story line at the Winter Olympics.
Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin applauded the doodle:
"Google has once again proven itself to be a true corporate leader for equality. Alongside Olympic sponsors like AT&T, Google has made a clear and unequivocal statement that Russia’s anti-LGBT discrimination is indefensible. Now it’s time for each and every remaining Olympic sponsor to follow their lead. The clock is ticking, and the world is watching."
Well done, Google.