Add Snowboarding to the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympic Games
  • Petitioned The Russian Paralympic Committee

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The Russian Paralympic Committee

Add Snowboarding to the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympic Games

    1. Nicole Roundy
    2. Petition by

      Nicole Roundy

      Salt Lake City, UT

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July 2012

Victory

Thanks to you, we've made it to the Paralympics! Watch for and root for us as we take on the Paralympics in 2014! We would love to stay connected so please join us on facebook and twitter! https://twitter.com/AdaptiveSnow https://twitter.com/NicoleRoundy http://www.cAUes.com/cAUes/525767-support-disabled-snowboarders-paralympic-dreams/actions/1664071 Always, Nicole

On August 18, 2011 The Russian Paralympic Committee REJECTED a proposal by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the World Snowboard Federation (WSF) to include Para-Snowboard Cross Standing – Men and Women events in the 2014 Sochi Paralympic games.

It was our hope that the inclusion of snowboarding in the 2014 Sochi Paralympic games would create a bases for further development of adaptive snowboarding. Our entire classification system is based on and created by skiers. Only the IPC has the resources to change it.

Did you watch the Paralympic games last year? Neither did I, I was busy snowboarding. Just as we would like to see the IOC take action and address the concerns of snowboarding, we are asking Russia to give snowboarding the chance it deserves.

I am personally signing this petition on behalf of Para-Snowboarding. It is my understanding that you have rejected the International Paralympic Proposal to include Para-Snowboarding Gravity Cross in the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Games.

I disagree with this decision and encourage you to re-consider.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Para-Snowboard Included in Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games

      Nicole Roundy
      Petition Organizer

      The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that two medal events in Para-Snowboard will be included in the Alpine Skiing programme at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

      This brings to 72 the number of medal events at the Sochi 2014 Games and is the first time that Para-Snowboard events have been included in the Paralympic programme.

      Originally called Adaptive Snowboard, the sport is practiced worldwide by hundreds of athletes.

      Hows that for change?!!!

    2. Snowboarding Makes the Paralympics

      Nicole Roundy
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks to your support, Snowboarding was added to the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games on May 5, 2012. Please join our cause on facebook to continue supporting these athletes as they continue to beat the odds and make history.

    3. Reached 1,500 signatures
    4. 39 Countries.

      Nicole Roundy
      Petition Organizer

      There are 147 Countries that take part in the Summer Paralympic Games. . . . . and 39 of them have signed this petition!!!

    5. Reached 1,000 signatures
    6. 31 And Counting.

      Nicole Roundy
      Petition Organizer

      Yep, thats right. 31 Countries have signed this petition!! Yeah, I think thats something to be excited about.

    7. Do you tweet? So do we.

      Nicole Roundy
      Petition Organizer

      Follow us on twitter!

    8. Reached 750 signatures
    9. We're in the News!

      Nicole Roundy
      Petition Organizer

      Adaptive Snowboarders Fight for the Right to Compete for Gold

    10. 5000 Views on YouTube

      Nicole Roundy
      Petition Organizer

      We hit 5000 Views on YouTube today and made the headline cut! Keep signing and spread the word.

    11. Reached 250 signatures
    12. Dear Sochi

      Nicole Roundy
      Petition Organizer

      Official YOU Tube Release.

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Alvis Zembergs RIGA, LATVIA
      • over 2 years ago

      I'm an adaptive snowboarder too.

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    • Kristie Huckaby BATON ROUGE, LA
      • almost 3 years ago

      after losing her leg and her ability to compete in upper level gymnastics to cancer, my daughter deserves a chance to compete as an AK snowboarder. It is a slap in the face to fight for survival & work hard to rebuild your life only to have a committee reject the sport for which you have passion. It's like cutting the other leg off -- from Russia with love.

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    • Michelle Kaltenegger DELTA, CANADA
      • almost 3 years ago

      my son is a member of the national adaptive snowboard team and wants to compete at an olympic level!

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    • John-Paul McGrail ALTRINCHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 3 years ago

      I am a right arm amputee that has just started snowboarding. I know that I won't be at a standard to compete in the 2014 games, but it would be nice to have the option to enter a Paralympics at a later date. I feel that if snowboarding was included in the 2014 games, then the sport would continue to be included in future games.

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    • Stefan Schnabl ARNOLDSTEIN, AUSTRIA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Because I could participate

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