As long as the gay athletes do not kiss each other outside the Olympic village then they do not have to worry about that.
Hard to say if that's the case. The law is to protect minors from seeing gay propaganda. We only have news reports to tell us what we know, unless someone reads Russian and look up the bill. I looked, but there isn't an English translation available. My understand is it is only the media and people using the media that can be jailed. How this all can be construes... no way of knowing unless someone fluent reads the law.
That said... I do not trust what the media says to be completely accurate.
It won't ruin their lives. No one lives or dies because their nation doesn't go. It's a broken heart, not a dead heart.
Now You are engaging in drama. No it is not death but having the opportunity to go after ones dream be dashed only for an impotent protest by an impotent President is a heart-wrenching thing to have done to a person. You are begining to worry me. I think you really do not understand other peoples feelings. I ask that you inwardly contemplate just what you are trying to do.
An Enlightened Master is ideal only if your goal is to become a Benighted Slave. -- Robert Anton Wilson