Fry calls for protest symbol

Stephen Fry says athletes at the Winter Olympics in Sochi should create a "symbol" during the Games to show support for gay people in Russia. David Cameron said he believes it would be better to "challenge prejudice" rather than boycott the event.

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Fry wants athletes to create gay solidarity 'symbol'

Broadcaster Stephen Fry suggested athletes at the Winter Olympics in Sochi should create a crossed-arm "symbol" during the Games to show support for gay people in Russia.

"All athletes in the games should find a symbol - during their performance or at the end of it, and certainly on the medial podium - to show they are thinking of the gay people of Russia," Fry told BBC News at an LGBT rally in central London.

Stephen Fry called for the Sochi Games to be moved to another country Credit: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

He suggested athletes could adpot a "simple" symbol of crossing their arms while holding their shoulders.

"It would just take some of the sweetness of victory out of Vladmir Putin's mouth," said Fry.

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