Australian Olympic Couple Charge Discrimination

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An Australian Olympic married couple says they have been prohibited from sharing a room in the London Olympic Village, even though gay couples are reportedly allowed to do so. Olympic shooters Russell and Lauryn Mark say they are being discriminated against by officials.

Lauryn Mark said there are “tons of gay couples on the Olympic team who will be rooming together” adding that the Australian Olympic Committee has not helped them with their situation. The committee reportedly told them they had to check out of the village and into a hotel if they wanted to room together.

Nick Green, head of mission for the Australian Olympic Committee, ignored the controversy telling reporters only that “Accommodation and bedding are done in a particular way to ensure all the athletes are accommodated in the village.”