Huffingon PostEchoing the sentiments of its controversial anti-gay laws, Russian officials have reportedly rejected an application for a Pride House at the 2014 Olympic village in Sochi.

As The Advocate reports, Russia’s rejection of the “Pride House” — which was featured at London’s Summer Olympics in 2012, despite some initial concerns over sponsorship — has prompted a number of openly gay Olympic athletes to voice their concerns, prompting speculation that the country’s controversial anti-gay legislation could overshadow the games themselves.

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