Mexico and Monterrey defender Jesus Gallardo has been suspended for two games by Liga MX for using an anti-gay slur during celebrations of Monterrey's Apertura title last month in Estadio Azteca. After Monterrey defeated Club America on penalties to lift the title, Gallardo danced around the pitch after the final whistle and was caught on camera singing an anti-Club America chant with explicit anti-gay overtones. The league announced an investigation on Jan. Gallardo sent a tweet saying " Ni modo " -- loosely translated as "whatever" -- shortly after the punishment was announced, but he later deleted it. The issue of anti-gay chanting has been ongoing in Mexican soccer, with Mexico's football federation and Liga MX cracking down on the controversial goalkeeper chant that FIFA has ruled anti-gay. The league and federation implemented a three-step strategy similar to that of FIFA , with both fearful of not making Qatar if it occurs regularly during World Cup qualifying.
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Cipres, who then was 26, has been accused by the girl and her parents of direct messaging two photos of his penis on Instagram on Dec. The U. Figure Skating Hall of Fame, and Silvia Fontana, a and Olympian representing Italy, tried to keep the family from reporting the alleged incident to authorities by shaming and threatening the girl as Cipres prepared for the Winter Olympics. Zimmerman and Fontana, who are married to each other, also coached the year-old girl, as did Cipres on occasion.
A Russia in search of global vindication kicked off the Sochi Olympics looking more like a Russia that likes to party, with a pulse-raising opening ceremony about fun and sports instead of terrorism, gay rights and coddling despots. The Indian athletes will compete under the "independent athletes" category and will be represented under the Olympic flag. Independent participants enter the arena during the opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Athletes and would-be spectators planning to decamp to the Winter Games in Sochi, on Russia's Black Sea coast, are especially on edge over one law: It lets Russian authorities detain foreigners who are deemed gay or gay-friendly for up to two weeks before expelling them from the country. The statute also bans "homosexual propaganda. Russia also refuses to let gay couples adopt children. The International Olympic Committee said last week that athletes and visitors to the games would not be affected by the anti-gay laws.