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Petition to President of South Korea, President Dr Robin E. MITCHELL, PRESIDENTE Carlos Arthur Nuzman, PRESIDENT Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad AL-SABAH, President Patrick Joseph HICKEY, President Mario VÁZQUEZ RAÑA, President Intendant General Lassana PALENFO, President Patrick Baumann, President Dr Raffaele CHIULLI, Mr Gian-Franco KASPER, President Ricci BITTI, President Thomas Bach, Vice President & Secretary General 문동후 사무총장, President & CEO, Hee-Beom Lee 2018 평창 동계 오림픽 위원회 이희범 회장, Chief Executive Officer Joachim Gossow, Hyung-Koo Yeo, Mr Richard W. POUND, Q.C., AD. E., Mr Franco CARRARO, Mr Iván DIBÓS, HE Mr Pál SCHMITT, HSH the Princess Nora of LIECHTENSTEIN, HSH the Sovereign Prince ALBERT II, Ms Anita L. DEFRANTZ, HRH the Princess ROYAL, Mr Ching-Kuo WU, Mr Willi KALTSCHMITT LUJÁN, Mr Richard L. CARRIÓN, Mr Nat INDRAPANA, Mr Denis OSWALD, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad AL-SABAH, Sir Craig REEDIE, Mr Mario PESCANTE, Mr Gerhard HEIBERG, Sir Austin L. SEALY, Dr Robin E. MITCHELL, Mr Alex GILADY, Mr Shamil TARPISCHEV, Mr Valeriy BORZOV, Dr René FASEL, Mr Sam RAMSAMY, Mr Patrick Joseph HICKEY, Syed Shahid ALI, Mr Ung CHANG, Mrs Gunilla LINDBERG, Mr Kun-Hee LEE, Mr Guy DRUT, Mrs Irena SZEWINSKA, HRH the Grand Duke of LUXEMBOURG, Mr Ser Miang NG, Mr Samih MOUDALLAL, Mr Gian-Franco KASPER, Mr Timothy Tsun Ting FOK, Mr John D. COATES, AC, Mr Zaiqing YU, Mr Issa HAYATOU, Mr Juan Antonio SAMARANCH, HH Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad AL-THANI, Sir Philip CRAVEN, MBE, HRH Prince Tunku IMRAN, Mrs Nicole HOEVERTSZ, Mrs Beatrice ALLEN, Mr Patrick BAUMANN, Mr Sergey BUBKA, Dr Ugur ERDENER, Mr Richard PETERKIN, Mr Habu GUMEL, Ms Lydia NSEKERA, HRH Prince Feisal AL HUSSEIN, Mr Barry MAISTER, ONZM, Mrs Marisol CASADO, Mrs Yang YANG, Mrs Angela RUGGIERO, Mr Adam L. PENGILLY, Mr José PERURENA, Dr Gerardo WERTHEIN, Mr Frank FREDERICKS, Mr Tsunekazu TAKEDA, Baron Pierre-Olivier BECKERS-VIEUJANT, Ms Aïcha GARAD ALI, Ms Danka BARTEKOVA, Mr James TOMKINS, OAM, Ms Kirsty COVENTRY, Mr Tony ESTANGUET, Mr Octavian MORARIU, Mr Bernard RAJZMAN, Mrs Mikaela COJUANGCO JAWORSKI, Mr Alexander ZHUKOV, Mr Paul K. TERGAT, Mr Lawrence F. PROBST III, Mrs Dagmawit Girmay BERHANE, Mr Camiel EURLINGS, Mr Stefan HOLM, Mr Poul-Erik HØYER, Ms Hayley WICKENHEISER, Ms Nawal EL MOUTAWAKEL, HRH Crown Prince Frederik of DENMARK, Mrs Lingwei LI, Mr Mamadou Diagna NDIAYE, Mr Nenad LALOVIC, Mrs Nita AMBANI, Mrs Sari ESSAYAH, Mr Ivo FERRIANI, Mr Luis Alberto MORENO, Ms Auvita RAPILLA, Mr Anant SINGH, Ms Tricia SMITH, Mr Karl STOSS, Ms Britta HEIDEMANN, Mr Seung Min RYU, Mr Daniel GYURTA, Mrs Yelena ISINBAYEVA, Ms Sarah WALKER, HRH the Grand Duke Jean de LUXEMBOURG, HM King CONSTANTINE, Mr Vitaly SMIRNOV, Mr Niels HOLST-SØRENSEN, Mr Shagdarjav MAGVAN, Mr Richard Kevan GOSPER, AO, Mr Günther HEINZE, Mr Vladimir CERNUSAK, Ms Flor ISAVA FONSECA, Mr Phillip Walter COLES, AM, Mr Chiharu IGAYA, Mr Francisco J. ELIZALDE, Mr Lambis V. NIKOLAOU, Mr Borislav STANKOVIC, Mr Fernando F. Lima BELLO, Mr Walther TRÖGER, Mr Shun-ichiro OKANO, Professor Arne LJUNGQVIST, Mr James L. EASTON, Mr Toni KHOURY, Mr Mustapha LARFAOUI, Mr Antun VRDOLJAK, Mr Jean-Claude KILLY, Mr Olegario VÁZQUEZ RAÑA, HRH the Infanta Doña Pilar de BORBÓN, Mr Hein VERBRUGGEN, Dr Julio César MAGLIONE, Mr Ottavio CINQUANTA, HM King Willem-Alexander of the NETHERLANDS, Mr Melitón SÁNCHEZ RIVAS, Ms Manuela DI CENTA, Mr Tamás AJÁN, Mr Kipchoge KEINO, Intendant General Lassana PALENFO, Mr Carlos Arthur NUZMAN, Mr Alexander POPOV, Raja Randhir SINGH, HRH Prince Nawaf Bin Faisal Bin Fahad Bin ABDULAZIZ AL SAUD, Mr Patrick S. CHAMUNDA, Mr Henry KISSINGER, HRH the Grand Duke de LUXEMBOURG, General Mounir SABET

Boycott PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, A Dog Eating Nation!

To the President of the International Olympic Committee, Mr. Thomas Bach, and the President of the South Korean PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, Mr. Lee Hee-Beom, We ask you to please watch this video: South Korea is the world’s 14th largest economy, yet an estimated 2.5 million dogs and thousands of cats are slaughtered each year and eaten as “health food”.  Forced to endure deprivation and unimaginable torment from the moment they are born untill the day they are slaughtered; dogs are imprisoned in cramped, rusty, raised cages all their lives with no protection from extreme elements, and have no access to water, exercise, or medical care.  Their eardrums are often burst to prevent them from barking. In broad daylight, often in front of other live dogs, they are electrocuted, hanged, beaten or burnt to death. This is a profit-driven, tax free, unregulated industry that aggressively promotes the myth that eating a dog (especially the dog’s penis) enhances male virility and provides men with energy.  South Koreans genuinely believe that the more the dog is made to  suffer, it will enrich the quality of the meat and increase the health benefits to the consumer.  Many dogs are sadistically made to experience extreme fear and suffering prior to death.  Cats are frequently boiled alive to make tonics believed to treat rheumatism.  The demand is so high in South Korea that 20% of the dog meat is now imported from China. It is hard to believe that a nation such as South Korea, which is one of the major economic powers and boasts one of the highest education levels in the world, is still continuing to commit this type of barbaric brutality in this day and age.  However, for the millions of dogs and cats that are being slaughtered each year in South Korea’s markets, slaughterhouses, restaurants, dog farms and backyards, it is a tragic reality and a nightmare from which they can’t escape.   If South Korea wants to be respected as a  nation of conscience, South Koreans need to strengthen the animal protection law and permanently ban dog and cat consumption.  This has continued far too long, and it is now time for the South Korean government to take a moral leadership for its citizens and take a stand against this barbaric practice.  Not only would this save the South Korean animals from unimaginable suffering, but it will be in South Korea’s economic interests because people of the world will not stop condemning South Korea’s cruelty. As Mahatma Gandhi said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” It is time for South Korea to start taking animal welfare seriously and prove that South Korea really does have a compassionate and ethical society.  That means it is time for the South Korean government to start better educating the public about the importance of spaying and neutering, about not abandoning pets, and about treating animals in a proper manner.  The first step must be to finally end the horrendous cruelty of dog and cat meat consumption! If South Korea does not take the above actions immediately, I will boycott PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics and South Korean businesses and tourism.  The favor of your reply is requested. Thank you for taking swift action! ------------------------------------ I also urge you to write to the Olympic Committee that we you will boycott PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. International Olympic Committee Mr. Thomas Bach Château de Vidy Case postale 356 1001 Lausanne Switzerland Undercover videos: CARE (Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth), The Korea Observer. For more actions you can take please visit: International Olympic Committee Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) Official Website for The 23rd Olympic Winter Games - PyeongChang, South Korea

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Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to International Olympic Committee, World DanceSport Federation, USA Dance

OUR SYSTEM for Breakin' at Youth Olympics 2018

THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE HAS DEFINITIVELY DECIDED THAT BREAKIN’ WILL BE ADDED TO THE 2018 YOUTH OLYMPICS, AND HAS DELEGATED A TASK FORCE TO CREATE THE RULES & REGULATIONS, AND COME UP WITH AN OBJECTIVE AND FAIR JUDGING SYSTEM 阅读中文下面 (Chinese below) 下記の日本語を読む (Japanese below Breakin’ will be part of the 2018 Youth Olympics and a judging system WILL be implemented whether we as a community are in support or not. Criteria-less Subjective Judging is unacceptable in the Olympics. Therefore there are only two alternatives: the Olympic Committee will create a new system OR use an existing system. This petition was created to rally the Bboy & Bgirl community together to call for the OUR System to be used as the official judging system for Breakin’ at the Youth Olympics in 2018 in Buenos Aires. It is currently the only fair system for all approaches to Breakin' battles and proven to work at a global level. Breakin’ will once again be mass-presented to the entire world by the media and we need to take charge of how our culture is presented to the public; those outside our community should NOT be calling the shots on our culture. The OUR System is important because it aims to preserve and represent all the pillar perspectives of every different type of Bboy & Bgirl when it comes to judged competitions. We MUST educate the public that Breakin’ is not a competition about executing dynamic tricks (like gymnastics or skateboarding) but also involves other equally important elements such as Foundation, Originality, and of course, the Cypher mentality of responding to the opponent's style, moves and concepts. The OUR System is advantageous to the Olympics and to the Bboy & Bgirl community because it creates an objective and fair assessment of a Breakin battle, it unifies all the different perspectives and approaches, and most importantly, educates the public on how a battle should be viewed and what the judges are looking for. If the coming of Breakin' to the Olympics is inevitable, the least we can do is shape Breakin’ in the Olympics with a system that has already been tested, used and launched in the global Bboy & Bgirl community since 2011 at all R16 World Championship events in over 50 countries. It is the standard scoring system of the R16 Global Series, which was modeled after the Olympics! Creating a new system will be starting all over again, and to do nothing will allow Breakin’ to go the wrong way, like it did in the 80’s. Let’s be proactive in creating a better B-Boy future for us all. We believe the OUR System can meet the standards for Olympic level competition while preserving Bboy & Bgirl culture. Let’s show the International Olympic Committee that we are united, and that we already have our own systems, rules & regulations in our culture. Let us decide which system, rules and formats we will use. Showing united and widespread endorsement of the OUR System can help show the Olympic Committee that this is the best way to display Breakin’ at the Olympics according to their standards of having an objective judging system, and that we are willing to work together to make Breakin’ at the 2018 Youth Olympics a success for both them, and our culture. If you need more information on the OUR System, click on this link to find out more: To see a documentary about the first implementation of the OUR system, please click here:  To watch a good transparent battle using the OUR System overlay, seeMorning of Owl VS Jinjo @ R16 Korea Nationals   ************************************* 國際奧林匹克委員會決定將BREAKIN列入2018年青年奧運項目中,並授權第三方為此制定一套規則,同時需提出一個既客觀又公平的評分系統。 無論BREAKIN這個群體是否被認同,它都將會成為2018年青年奧運的一部份。然而毫無標準且主觀的評分系統都不會被奧林匹克所接受,因此我們只有兩個選擇,接受奧林匹克委員會為此制定一套新的系統,或是選擇現成的系統。 對於BREAKIN相關賽事而言,OUR是近年來唯一一套公平的系統,同時也被證明過是可以在國際場合上運行的。而這份請願書存在的目的,是用來招集各位B-BOY跟B-GIRL,支持OUR系統,讓它能夠成為2018年在阿根廷首都佈宜諾市舉辦的青年奧運,BREAKIN項目的官方評分系統。 BREAKIN將會在一次透過媒體呈現給全世界,然而這個文化要如何呈現在大眾眼前,這是我們的責任,至於這個圈子以外的人,應該停止對我們這個文化發號命令了。 當OUR被使用在比賽性質的活動裡,就顯現它的重要性了,因為系統的各個評分項目說明了不同類型的B-BOY跟B-GIRL各自的優勢。我們必須要給予大眾一個認知,BREAKIN並非只是展現高難度動作的比賽(如:體操、滑板…),其中也包含了其他同樣重要的元素,像是基礎、原創,當然還有如何應對對手的風格、動作及概念。 對於奧林匹克及B-BOY、B-GIRL這個群體來講,OUR是有幫助的,因為它給予一場BREAKIN賽事,一個公平且客觀的評判結果,同時也統整了各項評分項目,最重要的是,它能讓大眾學會如何看懂一場比賽,以及看懂評審們評判的依據為何。 若是BREAKIN成為奧林匹克的項目之一為必然的,那至少我們能做的就是,讓一套已經過測試,並自2011年,在超國50個國家舉辦的R16賽事中使用的系統來讓BREAKIN這個項目成型。而OUR做為R16系列賽事的正規評分系統,這也足以成為奧林匹克參考的範本。相反地創造出一套新的系統則是讓一切從頭開始,對於BREAKIN的發展也沒有太大的幫助,就像回到80年代一樣。所以讓我們一起主動為自己創造一個更好的B-BOY、B-GIRL未來。而我們也相信,在保有這文化的同時,OUR系統也能成為奧林匹克層級的比賽的基準。 讓我們一起展現給國際奧林匹克委員會,我們並非亂無章法,在我們的文化裡,已具備我們自己的系統及規則。所以請讓我們自己選擇比賽所使用的系統、規則及格式。展現OUR的規劃性及廣泛的支持度都能幫助這套系統得到奧林匹克委員會的認同,一套客觀、公平的評分機制,也能讓他們看到,在奧林匹克裡,OUR系統是呈現BREAKIN的最佳方式。而我們也都非常願意共同合作,來讓OUR系統在2018年的青年奧運裡順利運作。 想要了解更多關於OUR系統的資訊,請點及此連結: 觀看第一次運作OUR的相關紀錄,請點及此連結: 觀看完整呈現OUR系統的比賽:Morning of Owl VS Jinjo @ R16 Korea Nationals   **************************************************** OUR System in Youth 2018 Olympics 嘆願書 Translated by: Tasuku Onoda, Patrick De Montigny, Yohei Kano   国際オリンピック協会は、ユースオリンピック2018の協議の一つにブレイクダンスを加え、そのルールや規則、客観的で公平なジャッジシステムを作ることを特別委員会に委任することを決定した。 ブレイクダンスがユースオリンピック2018の協議の一つになり、私たちがコミュニティーとしてそれを支持するかどうかのいずれにせよ、何らかのジャッジシステムが使用される。あいまいで主観的なジャッジシステムは、オリンピックでは容認され得ない。したがって、選択肢は二つに一つ。新しいジャッジシステムを作るか、既存のものを採用するかである。 この嘆願書はブレイクダンスコミュニティーを一つにまとめ上げ、OURシステムをブエノスアイレスでのユースオリンピックに使用することを求めるものである。これは現在ある唯一の公平で、世界のレベルにおいて適用できると証明されたシステムである。 ブレイクダンスはメディアによって再び世界中に向けて発信されていくようになるだろう。我々は、この文化が世間に向けてどのように発信されるか、それを決める役割を担っていく必要がある。我々のカルチャーを知らないものによって決めるられるべきはない。 OURシステムは様々なbboy、bgirlすべてに共通したバトルに対する考え方や見方を代表し維持することを目的とするため、重要なものである。 ブレイクダンスでは、器械体操やスケートボードのようにただダイナミックな技を競い合っているのではないということを、我々は一般の人に知ってもらわなければならない。そこには、基礎、オリジナリティはもちろん、相手のスタイル、技、ダンスのコンセプトへのレスポンス(返答、応答)というサイファー的な考え方(その場の雰囲気や相手とのやり取りを大切にしながら踊る、ダンスにおける一つの考え方)など、技の難易度と同等に重要な要素が含まれている。 OURシステムは、オリンピックにとっても、ブレイクダンスコミュニティーにとっても有益なものである。なぜならそれは、客観的で公平な評価指標を実現し、様々な視点と評価方法を統一し、さらには、ダンスバトルをどのように見るべきか、ジャッジが何を見ているのかを世間に示す役割をも担うものだからだ。 ブレイクダンスがオリンピック競技になるのが決定した今、せめて私たちにできることは、2011年にR16 World Championship本選・予選において50か国以上で採用されて以降、広く採用されているOURシステムでオリンピックのブレイクダンスを形作ることである。それはオリンピックを模して開催されたR16の世界シリーズでは標準的な点数システムである。また新しいシステムを作ったのでは同じことであり、何もせずにいればブレイクダンスは1980年代のように間違った方向に進んでしまう。よりよいブレイクダンスの未来のためにこれまでよりも積極的になろう。我々はOURシステムならばブレイクダンスカルチャーを尊重しつつも、オリンピックレベルの大会でもその評価基準して機能すると信じている。 国際オリンピック委員会に、我々は一致団結している、我々はすでにこの文化の中に自分たちのルールやジャッジシステムを持っている、ということを見せてやろう。OURシステムが広く認められたものであると示すことは、オリンピック協会に対して、「ジャッジシステムは客観的なものでなければならない、という彼らの基準にならえば、オリンピックでブレイクダンスを見せるにはこの方法が一番だ」と示すことに繋がる。さらに我々が、ユースオリンピック2018におけるブレイクダンスバトルを、双方や我々自身のカルチャーのために、成功させることを目指し、ともに協力していく意思があるということを示すことにも繋がるのだ。  OURシステムについてもっと知りたい人はここをクリックシステムが初めて採用されたときのドキュメンタリーはこちら  OURシステムを採用したバトルの例はこちらMorning of Owl VS Jinjo @ R16 Korea Nationals

Karl Dyzee Alba
1,480 supporters
Started 3 months ago

Petition to International Olympic Committee, International Association of Athletics Federations

Let women have a Decathlon competition at the Olympics.

I’m an athlete, and I’m a girl. It is my dream to compete in the Olympics as a Decathlete and I know I’m not alone. But the Olympics doesn’t offer the event for women. The Decathlon is considered the ultimate test of human athleticism. For years, men have competed in the Decathlon at the Olympic level while women are forced to settle for the Heptathlon. It’s past time for this to change. The Decathlon consists of 10 track and field events held over a two-day period. It’s been proven that women can successfully compete in Olympic Decathlon events. In fact, women already compete individually in all the events comprising the Decathlon at the every level. Additionally, the IAAF (the international track and field governing board) has recognized and scored women in Decathlon events since 2001. They simply don’t allow the women’s Decathlon at major international championships. This is a simple matter of fairness. If women are capable of competing the the same individual track sports as the men, AND if women are capable of competing in the decathlon at lower level championship events -- why won’t the IAAF and the IOC allow women to compete at the top level? If you believe in fairness, please sign and share this petition. Help girls like me get one step closer to the dream of competing in the event we love -- the Olympic decathlon.

Rachael Wilson
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