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From The Australian:
In the midst of answering a question from The Australian about the imminent challenges of the Rio 2016 preparations immediately after his election, Bach was interrupted to take an important phone call. It was the Russian president Vladimir Putin. "Yes it was Mr Putin, " confirmed Bach, stressing "we did not discuss the law". That law, the recently passed Russian anti-Gay propaganda legislation is one of the pressing issues Bach faces before next February's Sochi Winter Olympics. Bach confirmed that the "highest sources in Russia" had assured the IOC the Olympic Charter preventing discrimination would be upheld but Bach confirmed the IOC would clarify the interpretation of the charter's rule 50.
The IOC's Rule 50 forbids political demonstrations during the Games.

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