On this episode of Power Forward, I talk with Nancy Goldstein. On July 29, Goldstein published a piece at The Guardian titled, “Shame on the IOC, NBC, and foreign governments for turning a blind eye on Russia’s LGBT hate campaign.” Goldstein and I discuss Russian anti-LGBT laws, their possible effect on athletes and fans at the 2014 Sochi winter Olympics, and how she thinks the IOC, NBC, and foreign governments should be responding to these laws. [TRIGGER WARNING: Goldstein describes in detail some horrific crimes against gay people in Russia] I wrap up the show with the first interview in the series I call, “Why You Love To Watch The Sports You Love To Watch.” First up: Susan talks with me about rowing. Listen here: Subscribe now at iTunes, Stitcher, or via the podcast's RSS feed. Today's guests: Nancy Goldstein, a communications strategist and a journalist for a variety of publications including The Guardian. You can find Nancy at ngconsults.com and on Twitter (@NancyGoldstein). Susan is a former rowing coach, consultant, and administrator. Her Twitter handle is @InkyAgnes. Music written and produced by Brandon de la Cruz (@statesidemenace). This week I've included additional music: Pussy Riot's “Putin Lights Up The Fires.” Also, the image for the podcast is from the greatest website on the internet: “Sports Balls Replaced With Cats.” I’ll be back soon with episode 10 of Power Forward. If you have missed any previous episodes, you can find them here. In the meantime, you can find me on Twitter. Main my handle is @scATX. And the handle for Power Forward is @pwrfwdnet. To provide feedback on today’s podcast or ideas for future episodes, leave a comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. 1:21: Olympic theme song 1:34: Pussy Riot's “Putin Lights Up The Fires” 2:02: "Pussy Riot is a feminist Russian punk band" 2:56: "Jesse Owens went on to shine in Berlin" 3:19: The United States’ Holocaust Memorial Museum’s 4:18: "In 1956, the Summer games were hosted in Melbourne, Australia" 4:40: Wikipedia on 1956 Olympic boycott 5:18: Audio from Canadian radio on 1976 Olympic boycott 5:40: "Here is a report from the BBC on July 17, 1976" 6:12: "In 1980, the US led a boycott of 65 countries when the games were held in Moscow" 6:42: The US State Department’s Office of the Historian 7:30: "In 1984, when the summer games were held in Los Angeles, Russia led a boycott of 14 countries"