The Olympic Games are intended to be a celebration of athletics with politics set aside. In fact, the Olympic Charter expressly opposes the clash and politics and sport. But over the years, the Olympics have served as a political forum as much as they’ve served as an athletic arena.
This year, at least one person is calling on the London Games to continue in this tradition and go political. Mark Stephens is a British lawyer. He recently published a piece in The Guardian calling for the London Games to serve as a forum for the promotion of LGBT rights.