I wonder what implications this will have for Sochi 2014. I heard there was a movement to move the Winter Olympics back to Vancouver (which wouldn't work). I hear that SLC has all of the infrastructure to host it IF for some reason they choose to move the games.
One thing that bothers me is people saying that the IOC supports the discrimination by banning anyone from protesting against it during the games. That's not true. The IOC has NEVER allowed political gestures of any sort at the games. Look up the 1968 Black Power salute.