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Old Aug 14th, 2013, 10:46 AM   #1
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Nick Symmonds, silver medallist in 800m, dedicates medal to gay people

Nick Symmonds, silver medallist in 800 m in Moscow Athletics World Championships, dedicates his medal to gay people. some russian people even want to put him under arrest


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"As much as I can speak out about it, I believe that all humans deserve equality as however God made them," he told R-Sport after running a 1:43.55 at Moscow's 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."

"I respect Russians' ability to govern their people," he said Tuesday. "I disagree with their laws. I do have respect for this nation. I disagree with their rules."


source: http://www.outsports.com/2013/8/13/4...ver-medal-gays
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Old Aug 14th, 2013, 10:52 AM   #2
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Old Aug 14th, 2013, 10:56 AM   #3
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Re: Nick Symmonds, silver medallist in 800m, dedicates medal to gay people

please stay in topic he made my day. really nice interview nick. you earned many fans with this, im sure
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Old Aug 14th, 2013, 11:14 AM   #4
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No wonder he gives the vibe.

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Old Aug 14th, 2013, 11:36 AM   #5
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Re: Nick Symmonds, silver medallist in 800m, dedicates medal to gay people

Cool . I hope there's lots more speaking out where that came from .
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Re: Nick Symmonds, silver medallist in 800m, dedicates medal to gay people

He's so cute!!
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well done!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Nick Symmonds, silver medallist in 800m, dedicates medal to gay people

i hope more athletes could do the same, but it seems nick always said he was a "gay ally" and most athletes seem just to not care
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Re: Nick Symmonds, silver medallist in 800m, dedicates medal to gay people

Its nice to have a story to replace all the drugs scandals for a while
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Re: Nick Symmonds, silver medallist in 800m, dedicates medal to gay people

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Good news that more and more sportsmen are vocal in supporting equal rights
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Re: Nick Symmonds, silver medallist in 800m, dedicates medal to gay people



This is what I would expect from a true champion.
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Wonderful symbolic gesture from an American hero. Sometimes the most simple things go a long way.
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Did he get arrested for saying that?
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