Today seems so far removed from the controversy at the start of the games. There were city halls across the country raising the pride flag to show solidarity and celebrate diversity, since the Olympics were being held in "homosexual-hating" Russia, as the media reported it (they have 'anti-gay' laws). Mayors across Canada were 'fighting homophobia' by raising a flag. I have an issue with this for two main reasons:
- the Olympics are about celebrating unity, sports and patriotism, not sexual orientation (even the IOC is stiff about celebrating only sports)
- why should I seem less patriotic just because I disagree with one particular lifestyle?