According to a Canadian Press report on Friday, Canadian Olympic gold medalist Hayley Wickenheiser of Shaunavon, Saskatchewan has expressed her concern with Russia's anti-gay law that was passed in June.
There is strong concern at the moment how gay athletes or gay family members of Olympians will be treated at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.
Wickenheiser, who is not gay, has claimed she will speak her mind if asked about the controversy while attending the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi as part of Canada's women's hockey team. Her decision to speak out on the subject when asked to comment on the matter may put her in a difficult situation in relation to Russia's political landscape.
Wickenheiser, who is the greatest women's hockey player of all time, is a strong supporter of human rights and is also currently running for election on the International Olympic Committee.
Wickenheiser will also lead team Canada into two exhibition games in Sochi on September 8 and 10.