Sochi-bound Olympians, including snowboarder Belle Brockhoff, Australian bobsled team captain Heath Spence and alpine skier Mike Janyk are just a few of the on-site ambassadors in Russia who will promote the Principle 6 message.
Additional Olympic athletes engaged in the campaign include four-time Olympic gold medal diver Greg Louganis, four-time Olympic luger and International Sports Law expert Cameron Myler and two-time Olympic middle-distance runner Nick Symmonds who, immediately after winning the Silver Medal at this past August’s World Championship in Moscow, dedicated the win to his gay and lesbian friends and openly criticized Russia’s anti-gay laws.
Other Olympians that have signed on to support the campaign include Australian tennis player and four-time Olympian Rennae Stubbs, ParaPan Am gold medalist archer Lee Ford, figure skater Mark Janoschak, gold medalists and soccer players Megan Rapinoe and Lori Lindsey, soccer players Hedvig Lindahl, Sally Shipard, Robbie Rogers and Chris Seitz, two-time gold medalist rower Caryn Davies, Irish Olympic runner Ciarán Ó Lionáird, former Soviet Archer Khatuna Lorig, US basketball star Teresa Edwards, US swimmer Dan Veatch, US Paralympian Tanner Gers, Paralympic bronze medalist Lindsey Carmichael, wrestler Ben Provisor, tennis standouts Martina Navratilova, Andy Roddick, Mardy Fish and James Blake, rower Esther Lofgren and Paralympic Australian basketball player Sarah Stewart.
Still more include Australian Olympic trampoline silver medalist and HIV activist Ji Wallace, Swiss snowboarder Simona Meiler, American fencer Race Imboden, US diver David Pichler, US snowboarders Callan Chythlook-Sifsof and Seth Wescott, Canadian speed skater Anastasia Bucsis, German bronze medal fencer Joerg Fiedler, US Paralympic tennis player Sharon Kelleher, US speed skater and silver medalist Miriam Rothstein, German silver medal fencer Imke Duplitzer, US beach volleyball player Jen Kessey, and American hockey bronze medalist Caitlin Cahow. We expect the list to continue to grow in the days to come.