Here are the "Top Ten Reasons Why We Won't Be Watching the 2014 Sochi Olympics"
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#10. The International Olympics Committee chose Sochi, Russia as the host city.
#9. The IOC ignored it's own Olympic Charter banning discrimination in host cities.
#8. Russia passed an anti-gay law in June 2013 - the "Gay Propaganda Law."
#7. The IOC refused to condemn Russia's anti-gay law or issue sanctions.
#6. Most Olympic Corporate Sponsors refused to condemn the anti-gay law.
#5. NBC has mostly ignored Russia's LGBT issues in it's Olympics coverage.
#4. Russian anti-gay violence, discrimination, harassment, deportation, and deaths are increasing. Where is the NBC, Sponsor, and IOC outrage, coverage, and condemnation?
#3. Russia has proposed a bill to remove children from families with gay parents. Where is the NBC, Sponsor, and IOC outrage, coverage, and condemnation?
#2. Russia has banned all adoptions by single people, and countries supporting same-sex marriage, leaving couples all over the world in limbo. Where is the NBC, Sponsor, and IOC outrage, coverage, and condemnation?
#1. Even though we might otherwise watch the Olympics, this year we will not support any company and organization that will profit from the 2014 Olympic Games. We believe you are putting money and profits before people and human rights.
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Thomas Bach (Germany) firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen Burke (CEO, NBC Universal) stephen.Burke@nbcuni.com
Mark Lazarus (Chairman of NBC Sports Group) email@example.com
And any of the Corporate Sponsors if you like.
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