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RAMSEY: American Olympic athletes should discard the umbrella of safe silence

A woman holds a poster depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin during a protest in front of the Russian embassy in Madrid, Spain Friday Aug. 23, 2013 against Russia's new law on gays. Protesters, called for the Winter 2014 Olympic Games to be taken away from Sochi, Russia, because of a new Russian law that bans "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations" and imposes fines on those holding gay pride rallies.(AP Photo/Paul White)