At his press conference yesterday, President Obama was even more direct in his support of the LGBT athletes at the Sochi Winter Olympics. He even told the Russians if they didn't have any LGBT athletes on their team they would have a weaker team.
Here is his statement and a video clip.
I do not think it's appropriate to boycott the Olympics. We've got a bunch of Americans who are training hard, who are doing everything they can to succeed," Obama said at a White House news conference Friday afternoon.
"One of the things I'm really looking forward to is maybe some gay and lesbian athletes bringing home the gold or silver or bronze, which would, I think, go a long way in rejecting the kind of attitudes that we're seeing there."
"If Russia doesn't have gay or lesbian athletes, it will probably make their team weaker," Obama added.