Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

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The International Olympic Committee responds to Russia's anti-gay propaganda law by asking gay athletes to knock it off for a couple of weeks. (3:19)

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

>> STEPHEN, STEPHEN, STEPHEN!

tephen: WELCOME TO THE

REPORT.

GOOD TO HAVE YOU WITH US.

THANK YOU, IN HERE, OUT THERE.

LISTEN, AMERICA AND ALL THE

SHIPS AT SEA, FOLKS, IF YOU

WATCH THIS SHOW -- AND I HOPE

YOU DO -- YOU KNOW THAT I AM A

PROUD SUPPORTER AND OCCASIONAL

SAVIOR OF THE WINTER OLYMPICS.

IN 2010, THE COLBERT NATION

SPONSORED THE U.S. SPEEDSKATERS

WHO TOOK HOME THE GOLD BUT,

FOLKS, I'M NO HERO.

I'M THE GUY WHO FUNDED THE HERO

SO I'M MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE

HERO.

BUT A NEW CRISIS MAY FORCE ME TO

DUST OFF MY RED, WHITE AND BLUE

NUTHUGGER.

JIM?

>> THE WINTER OLYMPICS IN RUSSIA

ARE JUST ABOUT SIX MONTHS AWAY

AND THERE IS GROWING CONTROVERSY

OVER NEW ANTIGAY LAWS AND ABOUT

THE SAFETY OF GAY PEOPLE

VISITING RUSSIA.

ALSO GAY ATHLETES.

>> A RUSSIAN LAW UNANIMOUSLY

PASSED IN PARLIAMENT ALLOWS FOR

FINES AND ARRESTS OVER ANYTHING

DEEMED GAY PROPAGANDA DISPLAYED

IN FRONT OF CHILDREN.

>> SO HOW WILL THIS BE ENFORCED?

DOES THIS REALLY MEAN IF SOMEONE

WAS WAVING A RAINBOW FLAG OR

PEACEFULLY DEMONSTRATING OR

TALKING TO YOUNG PEOPLE ABOUT

THEIR LIFE THAT THEY COULD BE

ARRESTED?

APPARENTLY YES.

>> Stephen: YES.

RUSSIA WILL NOT TOLERATE THE

GAYS.

NOW THIS MAKES SENSE, FOLKS,

BECAUSE THEIR PRESIDENT IS SO

DAMNED STRAIGHT.

WHETHER HE'S SHIRTLESS HUNTING,

SHIRTLESS FISHING, SHIRTLESS

HORSEBACK RIDING OR TONGUING A

30-POUND CARP.

BY THE WAY, THAT CARP HE WAS

TONGUING, FEMALE.

OKAY.

YOU CAN TELL BECAUSE SHE WAS

INTO IT.

NOW THIS ANTIGAY LEGISLATION HAS

CAUSED OUTRAGE AND IN RESPONSE

THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC

COMMITTEE HAS BRAVELY STOOD UP

TO PUTIN AND SAID, "WHATEVER YOU

WANT, VLAD."

CITING ARTICLE 50 OF THE I.O.C.

RULES WHICH STATES, "NO KIND OF

DEMONSTRATION OR POLITICAL,

RELIGIOUS OR RACIAL PROPAGANDA

IS PERMITTED IN ANY OLYMPIC

SITES, VENUES OR OTHER AREAS."

ALL THE OLYMPIC COMMITTEE IS

SAYING IS THAT BEING GAY IS AN

ACT OF PROTEST BECAUSE WHAT ARE

GAY MEN DOING BUT BOYCOTTING

WOMEN?

THEY'RE JUST... THE I.O.C. IS

JUST ASKING GAY ATHLETES TO

KNOCK IT OFF FOR A COUPLE OF

WEEKS.

JUST LIKE AT THE '36 OLYMPIC

GAMES HITLER ASKED JESSE OWENS

TO EASE OFF ON THE BLACK.

YOU KNOW, DON'T BE SO" OUT

THERE."

BUT TO BE SAFE, OKAY, I THINK

THEY SHOULD BRING THE OLYMPICS

BACK TO ITS GREEK ROOTS WHEN

NOTHING GAY EVER HAPPENED.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

OKAY.

I THINK HE