In the newspaper Morrison is quoted as saying “One of my sponsors this season is one of the gay bars in Calgary. They’ve supported me and I think they’re really great people. There’s a quote by Rob Delaney. He’s a comedian on Twitter and he said ‘I love gay people or, as I like to call them, people, because why distinguish them, right?’ They’re just real people with different sexual preferences and it has no real impact on me.”

Russia has passed a law that restricts gay rights activity prior to the games taking place. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the law that bans any pro gay promotion to minors in the country.

Morrison will be looking for another gold medal in long track speed skating when he competes in the 1,500 metre race on February 15.