07/02/2014 05:30 GMT | Updated 07/02/2014 08:59 GMT

Google Doodle Tackles Gay Rights In Russia On Opening Day Of Sochi Winter Olympics

Google has stepped into the furore surrounding the issue of gay rights in Russia with a rainbow coloured logo to mark the start of the country's Sochi Winter Olympics.


Good work Google

The colourful protest also comes with a quote from the Olympic Charter which reads...

"The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play."

Russia has come in for a torrent of criticism in the run-up to the games after passing legislation last year that banned the dissemination of so-called "gay propaganda" to minors.