Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/7/14
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(Eds: Adds details, quotes and background. With AP Photos.) By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer From Hollywood to Broadway, the entertainment industry is using its star power and financial muscle to raise a storm of protest over the anti-gay legislation in Russia that is battering the image of the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Actor-playwright Harvey Fierstein, British writer-actor Stephen Fry and `Star Trek' actor George Takei are among those who have publicly condemned the new law, fueling an uproar that is overshadowing preparations for the Feb. 7-23 Olympics. With stars and activists using their high-profile platform to bring the issue to global attention, the gay rights crackdown in Russia has exploded into a hot-button controversy that is challenging Olympic leaders like no other since the protests over Tibet and human rights before the 2008 Games in Beijing. President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron and former Olympic athletes such as Greg Louganis have also ...
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