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Russia censors Canadian bobsledder’s website

Justin Kripps blames anti-gay propaganda law

Canadian bobsledder Justin Kripps posted this photo of himself and his teammates in their underwear on Twitter in January. Credit: Twitter

Canadian bobsledder Justin Kripps’s website has been blocked in Russia, he told the CBC.

Kripps said he made the discovery when he tried to log on to the site from Sochi.

The ban may have something to do with an image Kripps posted last month showing himself and his bobsledding teammates in their underwear.

A message in Russian on the blocked website said the ban was because of a court decision, material violating Russian law or an intellectual property violation.

According to the CBC, Kripps speculates that his site may have been blocked under Russia’s laws against gay propaganda.