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The Daily Poll

Poll: Should Ireland boycott Winter Olympics over Russian 'anti-gay laws'?

Some critics of Russia’s anti-homosexual propaganda laws have suggested the Olympics be moved from the city of Sochi.

NEW LAWS IN Russia outlawing ‘homosexual propaganda’ have been condemned, with critics believing that they could legitimise homophobia.

Some have called for a boycott of the Winter Olympics, which is due to take place in Sochi, Russia next year. Actor Stephen Fry has written to Olympic organisers to ask them to move the Games to another country.

However, British Prime Minister David has ruled out a boycott of the Winter Olympics.

Today we ask: Should Ireland boycott the Winter Olympics over Russian anti-gay laws?


Poll Results:

No (3040)
Yes (2382)
I don't know (1115)

Yes, Ireland does have a Winter Olympics team – here’s more info.

More: Stephen Fry compares Putin to Hitler, calls for Olympics to be moved from Russia>

Read: Putin signs new laws punishing people for “homosexual propoganda”>

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