Google rebrands to highlight homophobia in Russia on eve of Sochi Olympics

Illustrated rainbow pride flag on a white background.

Google has rebranded itself ahead of the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics, held in the Russian city of Sochi.

The Google homepage now features this ‘Google Doodle’:-
The text underneath the restyled version of the Google logo 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’ –Olympic Charter”

The Google logo on search pages now looks like this:-
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Every year, Google celebrates LGBT pride with a rainbow theme on gay related searches and has commemorated the gay war hero Alan Turing, who was last year pardoned by the Queen for his prosecution for homosexual activity.