Sochi-bound Maria Sharapova rebuffs gay question

Although part of a broadcasting team, Maria Sharapova clarifies she will not be commentating and steered clear of questions about Russia's approach towards homosexuality.

updated: January 18, 2014 16:35 IST
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Melbourne: Four-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova said Saturday she can't wait to get to Sochi for the Winter Olympics, but refused to be drawn on Russia's controversial gay propaganda laws.

The Russian starlet will return to her roots at the Games in February, working for US broadcaster NBC, although she will not be commentating.

Instead, she will bring a unique insight to Russia's first Winter Games, having lived in Sochi when she was a child and with family and friends still living in the area.

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