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Gay Hitzlsperger calls for Sochi pressure

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Retired German footballer Thomas Hitzlsperger called for people to "face up" to homophobia in Russia ahead of the Winter Olympics after coming out as a homosexual on Wednesday. 

Thomas Hitzlsperger gives a press conference on June 1, 2009 in Dubai

Hitzlsperger's announcement, in German magazine Die Zeit, makes him the first Germany international to reveal that he is gay.

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