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1. Softball in the Olympics

Women just want to have fun and show everyone what they can do! From tee ball to High School ball to College ball.

We didn't work this hard just to stop playing after college. We want a REAL challenge!

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2. Boycott the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia

"Just six months before Russia hosts the 2014 Winter Games, Vladimir Putin signed a law allowing police officers to arrest tourists and foreign nationals they suspect of being homosexual, lesbian or 'pro-gay' and detain them for up to 14 days. … The law could mean that any Olympic athlete, trainer, reporter, family member or fan who is gay — or suspected of being gay, or just accused of being gay — can go to jail."

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3. Roller figure skating in the olympics

I believe that roller figure skating should be in the Olympics. To me ice-skating and roller-skating are about the same sport. There is only one difference between them. Ice-skating is allowed in the Olympics and roller-skating is not.

I know many people that like roller-skating and would really want it to be in the Olympics. I find it unfair that ice-skating is in the Olympics and roller-skating is not.

I hope you consider my idea of putting roller-skating in the Olympics.

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4. Stand up for Norn Iron at Olympics

Good Ulstermen like Rory McIlroy have to choose Irish or British? Why not just Northern Irish when it comes to the Olympics? It's juvenile, like being back in the playground being asked Catholic or Protestant? Celtic or Rangers? It's divisive, the Olympics is about bringing people together not dividing them.

Many non-independent countries have represented or still represent, in some cases, in the Olympics independently;
Dutch Antilies under Dutch rule.
West Indies while under UK rule.
Fiji while under UK rule.
Hong Kong under Chinese rule.
British and American Virgin Islands under UK and USA respectively.
Israel / Palestine, divided teams with similarities to NI?
South Africa while under UK rule.

Let's look at the third option and give Northern Ireland a chance.

GIVE RORY THE CHANCE OF WINNING OUR FIRST INDEPENDENT OLYMPIC GOLD. WE GOT 5 MEDALS IN LONDON 2012.

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5. Keep the Olympic Golden post boxes as a permanent tribute

As a tribute to any gold winning Team GB athletes in the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, the Royal Mail have painted a post box in their home town golden.

I think these should remain as a lasting tribute to a great sporting event and a clear example of the dedication of our British sportsmen and women.

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6. 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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7. Put "Made In USA" back on Team USA: US Olympic Committee

Team U.S.A., for the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, will be proudly wearing red, white and bluer.

But it is hardly American Made. Practically every item in the uniforms that the U.S. athletes will be wearing at the opening ceremony in London will carry an overseas label.

Here’s how much the uniforms cost:
Men:
Beret – $55
Tie – $125
Belt – $85
Shirt – $425
Blazer – $795
Trousers – $295
Shoes – $165

Women:
Beret – $55
Scarf – $58
Belt – $85
Shirt – $179
Skirt – $498
Blazer – $598

The committee said: “The U.S. Olympic team is privately funded and we’re grateful for the support of our sponsors. We’re proud of our partnership with Ralph Lauren, an iconic American company.”

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8. Get GB Rhythmic Group to London 2012 Olympics

GB Rhythmic Gymnastics Group are a talented and dedicated group of rhythmic gymnasts who have been training hard full time with NO funding to be able to achieve their dream of competing at London 2012.

Even though there is a host country place available for them at the Games, British Gymnastics are choosing NOT to nominate them for this! At the Olympic Test Event, BG/BOA chose to set a benchmark score they wanted the girls to achieve.

Despite being agonisingly short (.273 points) of this target on qualification day and actually exceeding the score during the finals - BG have refused to give them this golden opportunity they have worked so hard for!

Please sign the petition to help get these girls to the Games and promote the beautiful sport of Rhythmic Gymnastics in the UK!

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9. Minister for Immigration You have been served

TO THE HONOURABLE THE SPEAKER AND MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


The petition of certain representatives of a ‘minority ethnic Latin American community’

Draws to the attention of the House:

The Minister for Immigration discretionary power under s499 of the Migration Act 1958 and the Ministerial guidelines for unique and exceptional circumstances created under this section of the Act.

The community expectation that the Minister for Immigration will comply with this provision of the Migration Act 1958 without breaches to the ‘hearing rule’.

IT IS SUBMITTED that the Minister decision stating ‘it would not be in the public interest to intervene’, was derived from a ‘flawed assessment’ on the Applicant’s case (CLF2011/85543). The Minister ‘ignored’ to consider the applicant’s brother who is resident of Australia. Therefore, lack of ‘procedural fairness’ is a clear breach to the ‘hearing rule’. The decision must be declared invalid due to an ‘administrative error’.

IT IS SUBMITTED that the Judiciary system of Australia has not jurisdiction to review such decision. The Applicant’s brother and family members resulted aggrieved. The Applicant previously applied for Protection visa, if returned to Colombia his life would be in high risk of danger which will bring psychological consequences to his brother.

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10. Get Art Competitions Back in the Olympics!

From 1912 to 1948, art competitions divided into five categories (sculpture, music, architecture, painting, and literature) made up a portion of the Olympics. Medals were awarded for works inspired by sports.

Unfortunately, artists were thought to be professionals, while athletes were required to be amateurs, so they(the art competitions) were removed from the competition.

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11. Ban scented products in the Olympics and affiliated organizations

Scented products can be just as bad for some people as drugs, have some of the same effects; and therefore should be removed from the Olympics and affiliated organizations, as well as training facilities, practice facilities, and other classrooms.

They can cause heart Palpitations, life threatening reactions and more. To view scented products broken down by their toxic ingredients with a list of what these ingredients do to the body see:

http://www.ecomall.com/greenshopping/badfragrance2.htm/ ....... the brain./ http://www.ourlittleplace.com/spect.html shows SPECT scan of brain after perfume exposure./

http://national-toxic-encephalopathy-foundation.org/more on the effects of perfume on the brain.

http://internalawareness.com/did_you_know/fragrances_hazard.html excellent article on how scented products stimulate the nerves and cause many other problems./

Chemical Sensitivity Volume 3. by: Dr. William J. Rea p. 1109-1110. Explains how perfume effects the Olfactory System.

Lawsuit over scented issues see http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/view/149122/

.............. Scented products effect heart rate http://www.healthier-you.com/Symptoms-of-MCS.asp/......

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12. The Addition of Bocce Ball as an Olympic sport

Bocce Ball, the world’s oldest sport, a sport known to revive the body and mind, and next to soccer, the most popular game in the world. Throwing balls toward a target is the oldest game known to mankind. As early as 5000 B.C. the Egyptians played a form of bocce with polished rocks. Graphic representations of figures tossing a ball or polished stone have been recorded as early as 5200 B.C

Throw out a pallino and become part of the long heritage of the game from great thinkers such as Galileo and da Vinci, to rulers Augustus and Queen Elizabeth, to the noble Sir Francis Drake and even America’s own George Washington.

Truly, this simple game is enjoyed by all humans, no matter the class, all over the world and the time has come to honor this sport as an Olympic Sport.

Please feel free to comment and definitely use facebook, twitter to expand this petition.

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Us61zz82YdDgabrRVGI8FrsJ-x_rMW5Dn4VoNZtM0MQ?feat=directlink

This video was made during a tournament that was postponed due to rain....however, prior to that decision, players ignored the downpour, played on with dedication and the referee, in $1.00 fun shorts, checks points. This is truly a sport for all ages, nationalities.. why is it NOT an Olympic sport?

Sign the petition and be sure to comment.

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13. Will And The People To Sing At London 2012 Opening Ceremonies

Will And The People are an up and coming, London based, 4 piece consisting of Will Rendle, James Keo, Jim Ralphs and Charlie Harman.

Their music is a mixture between reggae, ska and rag-pop and has a really summery feel to it. Their recent tours have included support slots for The Police, The Hoosiers, The Script, Girls Aloud and Paolo Nutini, and have performed at festivals such as Glastonbury, Beach Break live, Oxygen, Relentless Boardmasters, Secret Garden Party and many more.

Their music would capture the essence of Britain at the perfect time of year in which the Olympics are being held. They would represent this country excellently, and I believe they have the talent and appeal to make the country proud.

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14. Lets get Women's Flat Track Roller Derby at the Olympics!

This is a chance for our derby voices to be heard! Let's get Women's Flat Track Roller Derby at the Olympics!

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15. 2012 Plastic-Bag-Free Olympics

Greener Upon Thames is a community-driven campaign to reduce plastic bag use in the London Boroughs of Richmond and Kingston, make London and the 2012 Olympics plastic-bag-free, and pressure our Government for a ban or levy on single-use plastic bags.

Backed by politicians, schools, local community organisations and more than 500 shops and thousands of residents, we campaign to break the bag habits of millions in London and beyond by producing and distributing literature and infomercials, organising local events and liaising with international plastic-bag-free campaigns to raise awareness about the impact of plastic bags, excess packaging and waste plastic on the environment and future generations.

London 2012: Shouldn't we be plastic-bag-free? Bagging Boris from Greener Upon Thames on Vimeo.



Greener school competition entry from Andrea Craig on Vimeo.

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16. Scrap the 2012 Olympic Wenlock and Mandeville Mascots

These mascots are absolutely rubbish. The cyclops eye is very big brother. This cost 400k?

They could have had a school competition around the country for kids to design something.

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17. Get Eddie the 'Eagle' Edwards on the Snowbombing Road Trip

Here at bombing HQ, we have been thinking up stupid ideas to make our days brighter in this dreary wintery weather… So here’s the plan:

The legendary Eddie the ‘Eagle’ Edwards is known and loved throughout the world of winter sports and beyond… Well, how could you refuse to love a competitor who threw himself off HUGE ski jumps despite being terrified of heights? Edwards was 9 kg heavier than the next heaviest competitor and as well as being very short sighted, which required him to wear his glasses at all times (In fact, when skiing, Eddie’s glasses fogged up to such an extent that he was almost completely blind!).

Despite his huge effort, Eddie came last in both ski-jump events he entered in the 1988 Olympics, resulting in the International Olympic Committee changing their laws so he did not qualify for the following Olympics! Oh dear... but what a guy. We here at Bombing HQ love Eddie so much and think he has the right stuff to become a true Snowbomber, it would be a travesty for him not to lead the Road Trip Driven By Volvo all the way to Mayrhofen.

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18. Allow Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the 2016 Olympics

I and many others believe that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a special competitive sport which is highly under-appreciated in the wider population. We believe it would be a fantastic addition to the Olympic events list and even better as a competitive sport in the first ever Olympics held in Brazil.

While we understand that the ever growing number of sports included, especially from increased pressure from larger sports has meant that there are already a significant number of events that cannot be fully covered. It would almost be inappropriate for one of the national sports of such an influential and prosperous country not to be included in their first ever Olympics.

It is already a highly competitive sport with millions of elite competitors worldwide and already has world championships in which a high level of competition makes for compelling viewing, whether those watching have previous knowledge of the sport or not.

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19. Prevent Human Trafficking in Canada during 2010 Olympics

Human trafficking in Canada, and the Vancouver area in particular is a problem that the governmental and non-governmental authorities are now beginning to confront. There have been concerns raised that the 2010 Olympic games in Vancouver will present an opportunity for human traffickers.

On May 29, 2007, the Standing Committee on the Status of Women recommended “[t]hat the government, in collaboration with provincial and municipal counterparts as well as experts from the police, international organizations and NGOs develop and implement a plan prior to the opening of 2010 Olympics to curtail the trafficking of women and girls for sexual purposes during the games and after.”

The RCMP Criminal Intelligence directorate estimated in a 2004 report that 800 people are trafficked into Canada each year- 600 destined for sex trade. An Additional 1500-2200 people are trafficked from Canada into the US annually.

As a result of these factors, Vancouver was recently singled out in the US State Department’s trafficking in persons report (2007) as being a destination cirty for trafficked persons from Asia. The report also exposed that “[a] significant number of victims, particularly South Korean females, transit Canada before being trafficked into the United States.”

To date, not a single person has been successfully prosecuted for the offence of trafficking under Criminal Code. During the two years after the implementation of the “United Nations Trafficking Protocol”, Canada identified 31 trafficking victims, the United States found 17,000. Certainly Canada falls short of the mark in its effort to combat human trafficking and protect its victims by providing proper investigation, support and prosecution of the traffickers.

In the light of the upcoming 2010 Olympics, it is expected that the numbers for human trafficking victims will rise due to an increase in demand for prostitution. Second, traffickers may attempt to bring trafficked persons posing as “visitors” into Canada for the Olympics, only to exploit them in other cities or transit them into the U.S.

Human trafficking is taking place today in Canada; this major sporting event just provides added impetus to the implementation of better laws and immediate funding. We want the Olympics to be a chance for us to portray the best of Canada to the world and not to be a flashpoint for Human Trafficking.

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20. Freestyle Nunchaku for 2012 Olympics

Freestyle nunchaku is an up and coming, yet firmly established sport with participants around the world. There are internet competitions that attract competitors across the globe and attracts an even bigger crowd for viewing and voting.

Freestyle nunchaku is an artistic and very technically demanding art that challenges both the body and mind. On top of this, viewers are excited and awed when watching freestyle's best at work.

With the amount of interest in freestyle nunchaku, and its competitive and artful aspects, it is time for this sport to be a part of the Olympics.

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21. Support for STTA Team and Decision on Coach of the Year nomination

There is quiet minority that support the STTA in its decision on Coach of the Year 2009 nominations. This is an opportunity for that minority to be heard.

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22. Padmashri for Olympic winners Sushil Kumar and Vijender Singh

The Padmashri award is an award given by the Indian Government, generally to an Indian citizen to recognize his(her) distinguished contribution to the field of Arts, Industry, Education, Literature, Science, Social service, Public service or sports. This civilian award was first given in the year 1954.

This year, Olympic winners Sushil Kumar and Vijender Singh have been left out from the list of Padmashri award recipients. People all over the world watched the 2008 Beijing Olympics. When Sushil Kumar and Vijender Singh won bronze medals in Men’s 66kg Freestyle wrestling and middleweight boxing events respectively, gaining global visibility for India in the world of sports, every Indian cheered and felt a surge of national pride.

The last bronze medal won by an Indian wrestler was in the year 1952 at the Helsinki Olympics. Sushil Kumar became the second Indian wrestler to bring home a bronze medal after over five decades. Besides the Beijing Olympics, he has also won gold medals at the Commonwealth wrestling championship in the years 2003, 2005 and 2007. He has got home bronze medals at the Asian wrestling championships in the year 2003 and 2008.

Kumar hails from the village of Baprola in New Delhi. He started training at the age of 14. Despite of his humble roots, lack of funds and proper training facilities, he endeavored and made India proud at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He is currently employed by the Indian Railways.

Vijender is the first Indian boxer to win an Olympic medal. Besides this, he has won has won a bronze medal in the 2006 Asian games and a silver medal at the 2006 commonwealth games.

Singh hails from the village of Kaluwas in Haryana. His father is a bus driver, mother is a homemaker and younger brother works in the army. He too has worked with minimum funds and has made India proud with his recent Olympics win. He currently works for the Haryana Police.

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23. 100% Free Internet for Chicago

Are you ready to transform Chicago?

We’ll take that as a yes! Our mission is to give Chicago 100% free wireless internet. Become informed and sign the petition now if you believe you, residents, tourists, businesses, the CTA, the 2016 Olympics or anyone else in Chicago will benefit from:

• Free wireless internet throughout the city.

• Free instant access to updated weather, news, date, time and stock market information.

• Free walking and CTA directions and location lookup with the option of sending results to your cellular phone.

• Instant public announcements such as Chicago City events, Amber Alerts, homeland security updates, oncoming emergency vehicle information and more.

• Advertisements that can be quickly edited and changed to get the best ROI for customers.

Now you’re most likely thinking one of two things:

I want to learn more about this 100% free wireless internet thing.

Or

Rock on! I want 100% free wireless internet in Chicago right now.

If you thought the first then we suggest taking a look at our website freeinternetchicago.com. If you thought the second then you rock and sign the petition now.

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24. 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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25. 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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26. Bring back the original London 2012 logo

The original London 2012 Summer Olympics logo was used during the bidding process, when it was challenged by bids from Paris, New York City, Madrid and Moscow (London won).

The original logo:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:London_2012_Olympic_Games_bid_logo.jpg

Later London 2012 introduced a new logo:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:London_Olympics_2012_logo.svg

More information:
http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/story?id=3247374

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27. Combine The Games

We call on International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee, to combine the Olympics and Paralympics in to one event.

According all athletes (regardless of the current separation) the same recognition, respect and acknowledgement of their achievement and commitment to their chosen sport.

If you would like to comment on the petition please email at info@disabilitydirect.org and check out my website, www.disabilitydirect.org

Thank you.

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28. Alicia Sacramone: From Your #1 Fans, Please Go On Gymnastics Tour!

2008 Tour of Gymnastics Superstars
[www.gymnasticssuperstars.com]

This petition is for the wonderful gymnast, Alicia Sacramone, to please join the tour. This tour without Alicia, is like a candle with no fire. Doesn't work.

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29. Eddie The Eagle to light the London 2012 Olympic Torch On Skis Out of a Cannon

Eddie 'the Eagle' Edwards is a national icon.

He was the first competitor to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping.

Despite not being among the best ski jumpers in the world, at the time of his Olympic entry, Edwards was the best ski jumper in the United Kingdom.

Join George Lamb and his listeners by signing our petition to get Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards the recognition he deserves.

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30. Bring Swimming to Network Primetime

With the recent olympic victory of Michael Phelps and the entire USA Swimming Team, it is evident that the sport of swimming has reached new heights.

These athletes are amazing and they deserve to have their year-round competitions televised, in primetime, on major networks.

Breaking News! NBC agrees to televise swim championships in effort to keep the Michael Phelps glow!

This is great news!

With enough signatures I plan to deliver this petition to all of the major networks, to encourage them to go even further with their efforts to televise competitive swimming...so please pass this petition onto everyone you know that is a swim fan!

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