New York's comptroller sent a letter demanding major Olympic sponsors take action against Russia's LGBT oppression.
A so-called exposé that aired on Russian television this week reveals that government officials recorded private conversations between LGBT activists and international human rights organizations in October.
But Thomas Bach did propose an alternate meeting with Russian activists at the IOC's headquarters in Switzerland.
Russian president Vladimir Putin told national sports officials today that his administration will 'do everything' to make sure LGBT athletes and spectators are 'comfortable' at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Masha Gesen, a gay journalist in Russia, continued to speak out about what she calls the Kremlin's 'gay hate campaign' in a CNN roundtable discussion last week.
The Olympic Truce, a statement of international goodwill, says Russia 'will promote social inclusion without discrimination of any kind.'