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Tue, Jul. 30th, 2013, 10:25 am
petition to IOC to change 2014 Olympic venue

https://www.change.org/petitions/international-olympic-committee-relocate-the-2014-winter-olympics-from-russia

in light of the new legislation and the BLATANT human rights violations Russia is not only accepting but encouraging, the International Olypic Commitee is being petitioned to change the 2014 venue out of Russia.

the IOC says that they are for human rights and for gay rights. Russia has said that any spectators or athletes who are out are risking prision.

this IS short notice and it WILL be a HUGE burden for another country to get ready in time. but i think that ANY country who truly supports basic human rights would be willing to put in the work.

the Olympics are an enormous money maker for the hosting country. let's hit Russia in the wallet.

please take a minute to sign the petition and please signal boost this everywhere.

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Tue, Jul. 30th, 2013 03:44 pm (UTC)
delphia2000

Done. I'm pretty ticked about one the Mid-East countries getting a World Cup too.

Tue, Jul. 30th, 2013 04:41 pm (UTC)
maab_connor

*nods* FIFA is still getting heat on it. but the difference is (IMO) that FIFA has never come out and said they support gay rights or human rights. they support footballing. the IOC on the other hand, has said that they support gay rights and human rights. they need to put their money where their mouth is.