"The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must
have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of
any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual
understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair
play," quoted the company.
The image and a translation of the text also appear on Google's Russian home page.
AT&T had earlier this
week publicly objected the Russian law that prohibits the
discussion of gay rights around minors.
"We support [lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender] equality
globally and we condemn violence, discrimination and harassment
targeted against LGBT individuals everywhere. Russia's law is
harmful to LGBT individuals and families, and it's harmful to a
diverse society," AT&T posted to its
blog on Tuesday.
The telecom giant was later
joined by two fellow Team USA sponsors, yogurt brand Chobani
and DeVry University.