Given Russia’s anti-gay laws, there have been some calls to boycott the upcoming Sochi Olympics. Chess great Gary Kasparov argues that world leaders shouldn’t boycott the Olympics, but they should boycott Vladimir Putin. “Let him fill the seats at his side with the oligarchs and flunkies he pays so well and not the leaders of the free world. Shun him and shame him for his bigotry and cruelty. Politicians must not be allowed to use the athletes as shields for their own cowardice. The world will be watching.”

+ According to NBC, there’s been no slowdown in advertiser demand when it comes to spending dough on the Olympic broadcast.