The president of the International Olympic Committee has said he is waiting for clarification from the Russian government on the anti-gay law that is overshadowing preparations for the Winter Games in Sochi.
"We are waiting for the clarifications before having the final judgement," Jacques Rogge told reporters.
"The Olympic charter is clear," Rogge said. "A sport is a human right and it should be available to all, regardless of race, sex or sexual orientation."
The London mayor Boris Johnson admitted today that he had a momentary desire not to hand the Olympic flag back to the International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge during last night's closing ceremony. "I'm really pleased you did," Seb Coe quipped back.