Sports Minister to skip Olympics opening ceremony
Culture and Sports Minister Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth will refrain from participating in the Olympic Games opening ceremony in Sochi next month.
"As a political statement, I will refrain from the opening ceremony. It is for the athletes to go there," said Adelsohn Liljeroth to SVT's Agenda.
She said it is a protest against how Russian President Vladimir Putin is using the Olympics to deflect attention away from the human rights record of his country.