Move the Olympic Games from Sochi to another location and exclude Russia
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Move the Olympic Games from Sochi to another location and exclude Russia

    1. Alexander Aardema
    2. Petition by

      Alexander Aardema

      De Koog, Netherlands

Russia has recently approved a law which puts a ban on "propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations". For instance, just saying that you are gay in public is now illegal in Russia. This is a clear violation of the Olympic Charter, "The Fundamental Principles of Olympism", rule 6, which states: "Any form of discrimination with regard to a country or a person on grounds of race, religion, politics, gender or otherwise is incompatible with belonging to the Olympic Movement."
Therefore the IOC has no other option than to obey their own rules and exclude Russia from competing in, and organising The Olympic Games.

Link to the Olympic Charter: http://www.olympic.org/Documents/olympic_charter_en.pdf

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    • Henri Pieper DE KRIM, NETHERLANDS
      • about 1 year ago

      Gayrights are Humanrights!

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    • Samuel Peterson LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      Russia's consistent stance on matters of criminalizing homosexuality is a human rights violation and flies in the face of everything the Olympics stand for. If hosted there, I will boycott the Games and the sponsors.

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    • Geoff Staples DALLAS, TX
      • about 1 year ago

      Stop violating your own rules and cancel or move the Sochi Winter Games out of Russia. I am already boycotting broadcasters and sponsors.

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    • James Lonero LONG BEACH, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      It would be better than a boycott

      Aka alma coin

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    • Sheila Desmond CAMERON PARK, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      Unless Russia is willing to repeal the law banning "non-traditional sexual relations", (whatever that means), then they should not be allowed to host the Olympics.

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