Olympians Blake Skjellerup and Johnny Weir oppose a boycott of next year's Winter Olympics to be held in Sochi over Russia's anti-gay law.

Russian President Vladimir Putin in June signed the law which prohibits the public promotion of gay rights. The nation's “gay propaganda” law prohibits the positive portrayal of gay men and lesbians in a venue where minors might be present, effectively outlawing everything from Gay Pride marches to the simple act of wearing a rainbow pride pin in public.

(Relate: Senate resolution calls on Olympic officials to condemn Russian anti-gay law.)

Skjellerup and Weir appeared on CNN to discuss why they oppose a boycott of the Sochi Games.

“For me, my sheer presence is already propaganda,” Weir said. “First of all, I'm a figure skater, we wear very elaborate, crazy costumes, which has been eluded to in Elton John's case in Russia as of late as being propaganda. And I'm married to a Russian-American man. I'm a figure skater, I'm very well known in Russia. So just my sheer presence is a big statement going against this anti-propaganda law.”

Skjellerup said that “I would agree with Johnny on that one.”

“I'm out and I'm just myself and there's a lot of ambiguity with this law. And I guess if just being yourself is going to get you arrested, then I guess that's a statement in itself,” he said. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

(Related: Greg Louganis to Vladimir Putin: Gays are children of God.)