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1. Justice for Olympic Champion Yuna Kim, Robbed of Gold in Sochi

To many of the unbiased spectators and media at Iceberg Skating Palace on Thursday, it seemed obvious that South Korean superstar Yuna Kim, winner of the gold medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, had skated to a nearly flawless performance in the free skate, and after leading in Wednesday’s short program.

But when Kim’s final score (219.11) was read, the gold medal would go to Russia’s Adelina Sotnikova (224.59), leading to a cascade of roaring cheers from the large Russian contingent in the arena, which weren’t drowned out by sharp protests and jeers from others. While Sotnikova had a strong performance, Kim was excellent, almost flawless.

American Ashley Wanger, who finished a disappointing seventh, was critical of the judging.

"People don't want to watch a sport where you watch people fall down and somehow score above someone who goes clean," she said.

"It's confusing and we need to make it clear for people."

"People need to be held accountable. They need to get rid of anonymous judging. There are many changes that need to come to this sport if we want a fan base."

Acknowledgement of background info to article by Bobby Ilich: http://www.ibtimes.com/yuna-kim-sochi-scandal-south-korean-figure-skater-robbed-gold-russias-controversial-olympics-1557134

Pic: thanks to www.gospelherald.com

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2. Justice for skater Yuna Kim, unfairly denied Gold in Sochi

To many of the unbiased spectators and media at Iceberg Skating Palace on Thursday, it seemed obvious that South Korean superstar Yuna Kim, winner of the gold medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, had skated to a nearly flawless performance in the free skate, and after leading in Wednesday’s short program.

But when Kim’s final score (219.11) was read, the gold medal would go to Russia’s Adelina Sotnikova (224.59), leading to a cascade of roaring cheers from the large Russian contingent in the arena, which weren’t drowned out by sharp protests and jeers from others. While Sotnikova had a strong performance, Kim was excellent, almost flawless.

Acknowledgement of background info to article by Bobby Ilich: http://www.ibtimes.com/yuna-kim-sochi-scandal-south-korean-figure-skater-robbed-gold-russias-controversial-olympics-1557134

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3. Get Acrobatic gymnastics into the Olympics Games 2016

Acrobatic gymnastics is a thrilling, exciting & dynamic sport. It is glamorous & daring & embodies the true spirit of the Olympic games.

The sport demands strength, flexibility, endurance & a lot of training from its gymnasts. It's the type of sport that you will become addicted to. Trust me;) Follow the u-tube link below to see acrobatic gymnastics in action. Be prepared to be amazed;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9lBOSRS3eU&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Please support our campaign.
info@fig-gymnastics.org

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4. Boycott: London 2012 Olympics: No Marbles? No Flame. No Kidding!

In the 1800's, what started out as an attempt to plaster cast, sketch, and plagiarize architectural structures, ended up in bribery and thievery as Thomas Bruce, Seventh Earl of Elgin, systematically dismantled pieces of the Parthenon and shipped them back to England. His hopes of worldly recognition were met with apprehension as many members of parliament questioned the methods of Bruce's acquisition.

He had lied and portrayed the structures as objects victimized by war thus gaining some support and assuaging any feeling of remorse as to the methods they were acquired.

Thomas Bruce, bribed Ottoman officials into allowing his team atop the Parthenon, a place they were forbidden to go until the Ottoman's sided with the British during the war with France. The Ottoman's did not care of this magnificent structure anyway, and decided to accept the bribes and allow the looting to begin. Today, Greece, as many other nations, are demanding that ill gotten antiquities be returned to their native lands, where they may still be shown to the world, only with pride and dignity and not a means of thievery and conquering. Returning the Marlbes is not a small issue to the Greek people.

Because the Greeks founded the Olympics, one of countless contributions toward the embetterment of mankind, we demand that the Marbles be returned prior to the 2012 Olympics in London. Our beloved 'Olympic Flame of Peace' will stay in Greece if the Marbles are not returned.
No Marbles? No Flame. No Kidding!

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5. President Obama - Don't Support the 2016 Olympic Bid

Mayor Richard M. Daley is set on Chicago hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics. No Games Chicago is a grass roots coalition of social justice activists from across the city who believe this is a terrible idea for our city.

We see three major reasons to oppose the Olympic bid:

(1) Financial - the Federal government, State of Illinois, Cook County and the City of Chicago are all broke. The games loose billions for the host city. Montreal hosted the 1976 Summer Games and took 31 years to pay off their debt. London is hosting the 2012 Summer Games and are already $9 billion over budget. Chicago is famous for corruption, incompetence and massive construction overruns. The Olympics would bankrupt the city.

(2) Environmental - The venues for the 2016 games are slated to be built in our public parks. We don't want priceless public parks destroyed and taken off line for years for the sake of a private party. We don't see the sense of building almost $1 billion in sports facilities and then tearing most of them down. Chicago needs more open land and park space, not less.

(3) Moral - We see the Olympics as a massive land grab and an effort to gentrify the near south and west sides of the city. Poor and working class families who live near the proposed venue sites are worried about land speculation, gentrification and loosing their homes. They should worry, because that's what happens when the games come to town.

Learn more at http://www.nogameschicago.com.

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6. No Olympic Games in Chicago

The people of Chicago were not involved in the decision to pursue the Olympics and do not want the financial and human rights cost that comes with the Olympic games.

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7. Add Disc Golf to the 2012 Olympic games

Disc Golf is popular all over the world. The IOC is looking for new exciting sports to attract a younger edgier audience.

The sport is poised and ready for the challenge.

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8. Petition the IOC to deny NBC future broadcasting rights because of delayed broadcasting of track and field events.

This petition is in response to NBC’s selective broadcasting of Olympic events and results. It is impossible to have live broadcast of every event, but the track and field 100 and 200 meters were broadcast live in practically every country in the world except the United States of America.

The IOC should find it unacceptable that NBC would choose not to broadcast or give the results of track and field events on any of its TV channels, until 12 to 18 hours after the event. This is even more deplorable since the Olympics were conceived around track and field events.

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9. Offener Brief an Jacques Rogge (IOC)

Das IOC ist aktuell wohl jene Instanz, die am effizientesten Druck auf das chinesische Regime ausüben kann. Das IOC soll deshalb die Olympischen Spiele Peking wegnehmen und in diversen Sportarenen der Welt austragen. Sollte dies nicht geschehen, werde ich keine Produkte mehr kaufen, die mit den oplympischen Ringen werben.

Sollten dies eine Vielzahl von Menschen unterzeichnen sinkt der Wert der Marke Olympia und dadurch ist das IOC am besten zu treffen.

Am Besten den Brief auch noch an jacques.rogge@ioc.olympic.org
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P.S. Für Übersetzungen in andere Sprachen bin ich dankbar

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