• Petitioning International Olympic Committee

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International Olympic Committee

Make Synchronized Figure Skating an Olympic Event

    1. Petition by

      SynchroSkate

Synchronized Skating is one of the fastest-growing ice sports in the world with over 22 countries from 5 continents competing at the international and world level.

Having been recognized as a World Cup event in 1996, a World Championship event in 2000, and a Winter Universiades event in 2007, the next logical step for this fast-growing, exciting and athletic discipline is the Winter Olympic Games.

It's time for the elite athletes of this discipline to have a chance to compete on the global stage and show their hard work, skill and expertise to the world. 

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"The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part" - Pierre de Coubertin, IOC Founder; Father of the modern Olympic Games

To:
International Olympic Committee
Synchronized Figure Skating: Make it an Olympic Event - The time has come to add this incredible event to the pinnacle of the sport of figure skating.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. 15,000 and Counting!

      Throughout the summer, the #WhyNotSynchro2018 petition kept blazing and is well past the 15K signature mark! As the 2014-2015 synchronized skating season gets off to a start, let's keep the excitement (and the signatures) rolling!

    2. Reached 15,000 signatures
    3. News Channel Covers the #WhyNotSynchro2018 Petition (including video)!

      This morning, a local news channel in Missouri (USA) broadcasted an in-depth story, including video, of the movement to get Synchronized Skating into the Olympics! Looks like the press campaign has been working... Be sure to download the 10K press release and send to your own local news and media!

      Local skaters join global effort to get sychronized skating in 2018 Olympics

      INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - Local synchronized ice skaters are making a big push to get their sport in the 2018 Winter Olympics. At Centerpoint Community Ice Rink in Independence, Team Amore has more than 40 synchronized ice skaters who range in age from 3-18.

    4. WE BLEW THROUGH THE 10K MARK!

      Thanks to all of your support, our petition BLEW through the 10K signature mark last night - such an incredible achievement! To see how far we can get by the end of this year's games we need your help! Download the editable 10K signature press release below and share with your local/Olympics media!

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Synchronized Skating Olympic Petition 10K.docx

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    5. Reached 10,000 signatures
    6. Download the #WhyNotSynchro2018 Press Release!

      As we enter the first full week of 2014 Olympic Games, let's get this story to the press!

      Looking for a great publicity opportunity for your synchronized skating organization/skating club? Want to help us spread the word about this amazing movement? Download the editable press release below about our 5000 signature achievement in less than two days! With the editable version, you can include information/images of your program and then send it out to your local media.

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Synchronized Skating Olympic Petition.docx

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    7. 7000 Signatures in our First Weekend!

      We've hit the 7000 signature mark in our petition's first weekend! Let's see how far we can go this week!

    8. Reached 7,000 signatures
    9. Approaching 3000 Signatures in One Day!

      Thank you for all of the support and don't forget to keep sharing the petition using the hashtag "#WhyNotSynchro2018"!

    10. Roaring in at 2500 Signatures!

      Wow! Just hit 2500 signatures in 24 hours! So excited to see all the support! Check out this awesome video from the 2013 World Synchronized Skating Championships!

    11. Reached 2,500 signatures
    12. 1.5K, Here we come!

      We are well on our way to 1500 signatures! Keep sharing (especially visuals/video, with "#WhyNotSynchro2018"). Thanks for the support!

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    13. 1000 SIGNATURES! Let's do this.

      Incredible! Over 1000 signatures in less than 18 hours! Appreciate the momentum... Let's keep it moving! Be sure to share this petition with your local media and Olympic media/media personalities.

    14. Reached 1,000 signatures
    15. 100 New Signatures in 30 Minutes!

      WOW- Our petition received 100 new signatures in less than 30 minutes! Momentum is picking up thanks to all of your sharing!

    16. Reached 500 signatures
    17. Over 100 Signatures!

      Over 100 Signatures in less then 5 hours! Keep them coming and continue to support Olympic Synchronized Figure Skating by using the hashtag #WhyNotSynchro2018 in social media!

    18. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Martha Thompson LOTHIAN, MD
      • about 5 hours ago

      I'm signing because these teams practice just as hard as individual skaters and deserve to participate in the Olympics.

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    • Samantha Smith BURLINGON, CANADA
      • about 13 hours ago

      I'm a synchronized skater

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    • Rebecca Robertson BOWIE, MD
      • about 15 hours ago

      I have been the captain of my synchronized skating team for four years now and it has helped me grow as a person. I have learned how to work with a team and it has been an incredible bonding experience. If synchronized skating was in the Olympics, so many people around the world would be inspired to go out and try it. The sport would grow tremendously and would finally get the respect it deserves.

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    • agathe carrier-crevier LAVAL, CANADA
      • about 15 hours ago

      I think the synchronized skating athletes deserve to have the chance to go to the OG.

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    • Abby Snyder BOWIE, MD
      • about 16 hours ago

      As a member of the Synchronized Skating community, it would mean the world to me to see this amazing program receive the credit it deserves!

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