Petition Tag - london 2012

1. 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.

2. No Asylum for London 2012 Cameroon Athletes

Seven Cameroonian athletes have disappeared while in Britain for the Olympics, officials said.

This is extremely embarrassing for Cameroon and Africa as they were here to represent their country at an International Capacity. Their Entire country counted on them.

David Ojong, the head of the Cameroon delegation, said five boxers, a swimmer and a female football player had been missing since the weekend.

"Seven Cameroonian athletes who participated at the 2012 London Olympic Games have disappeared from the Olympic Village."

Their Names are: Thomas Essomba, Christian Donfack Adjoufack, Abdon Mewoli, Blaise Yepmou Mendouo and Serge Ambomo.

Cameroon is the economic powerhouse of Francophone Central Africa. It has a Robust and Mature Economy. In 2012 it has shown a steady growth of 4.5%. Cameroon has well-educated and bilingual young people and had a great vision of Development Strategy. Organisation are investing in Services, Industry and Mining and Agriculture at present. The Country has more than 90.000 Companies, including fifty larges groups whose turnover ranges from 20 million to over a billion dollars, and 86% of SME'S.

Some Facts here:
If you want to know more about the State of the Cameroon economy and why Britain should not accept their Asylum request, email me or find me on twitter @mjamme.

3. Support the Screening of the Paralympics

The BBC is not transmitting coverage of the London Paralympics.

This contract has been awarded to Channel 4.

The BBC, our national carrier, should make an announcement and suggest its viewers go onto Channel 4 for at least the opening and closing ceremonies. The BBC should screen the best moments from the Olympics while these ceremonies are on Channel 4. The BBC should feature time tables of the events on Channel 4 where promotion for its own programmes would usually appear while the games are on.

The current circumstance is unpatriotic and discriminates against the finest our country and the world has to offer.

4. Urgent: Stop the imprisonment of people in their homes for the Olympics

Disabled people who live in the locality of London 2012 will not have access to care provision or services such as Meals on Wheels.

For security reasons supermarkets will not be able to deliver either. Taxis and transport providers will also be unable to pick up or drop off in these areas.

This is effectively imprisoning people with limited mobility in their own homes.

5. 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!

6. 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.

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.

7. 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.

8. Be environmentally friendly and get rid of the Olympic Flame

There should be no Olympic flame at London 2012 because they are banging on about this will be the most environmentally friendly games but the flame is the most polluting part of the stadium.

9. Bring back Roy and HG for London 2012

The Dream with Roy and HG was a sports/comedy talk show, broadcast every night during the Sydney 2000, Salt Lake 2002 and Athens 2004 Olympics, presented by Australian comedy duo Roy and HG.

Their telecasts became one of the most popular events of the Games, with Olympians from all nations queueing up to appear. The gifts given to interviewees became some of the most valuable collectors' items of the Games.

Due to the attention on Australia as the host nation, the 2000 season took the form of a two hour show and was made available to Olympic broadcasters internationally; the 2004 season was a one hour show broadcast in Australia only.

The pair became well known for their commentary of certain events, particularly the men's gymnastics, where they coined terms for various movements - including adapted vernacular such as "battered sav" and "Chiko Roll", and other inventions like "flat bag", "Dutch wink" and "hello boys" - that became familiar to viewers worldwide.

They also popularised Fatso the Fat-Arsed Wombat as their mascot, dismissing the official mascots as "Syd, Ollie, and Dickhead". This was emphasised in a satirical diving contest between Fatso, the three official mascots, and the Boxing Kangaroo later in the games. Fatso's huge popularity during the series caused consternation with the Australian Olympic Committee, who at first tried to ban the character from Olympic events after Australian athletes appeared carrying Fatso dolls at medal ceremonies. When auctioned for charity at the end of the series, Fatso was purchased by Seven Network CEO Kerry Stokes for AU$80,450. A statue of Fatso has since been erected at the Olympic Park site.

Insulting New Zealanders, particularly by way of the medal tally, was also a favourite pastime of Roy. When New Zealand won their first gold of the games in the rowing, he remarked that New Zealanders were "only good at sitting down and going backwards". During the 2004 season, Norway was insulted frequently, along with New Zealanders, as was former Olympic host city Atlanta, which Roy regularly denounced as "the toilet".

The show's popularity during the 2000 season prompted the creation of two spin-off shows, broadcast in Australia only — The Ice Dream during the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, and The Cream, during the 2003 Rugby World Cup. The show's success also spawned The Monday Dump, a weekly sports/talk show with a similar format but lacking the central focus of a single sporting event.


I feel that the London 2012 logo disgraces our country! it says nothing about what we are as a country, frankly an embarrassment!

I feel that the original logo unveiled when the bid was won, by far was better than he new one!

Something needs to be done to change the logo, or revert back to the original one!

11. Replace The London 2012 Logo Now!

STOP PRESS: Great News, Due to the amount of strong public feeling, the original petition has now re-opened called:

'Change The London 2012 Logo (extended campaign).'

So in order to consolidate all support, please return to the home page and sign that petition.

Thanks to all who have signed my petition, I have requested that these signatures (1,800 +) be added to the total amount.

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A new logo has been unveiled for the London 2012 Olympics. I and many others feel it is an embarrassment and portrays our country in the worst possible way.

As a matter of damage limitation, pressure should be maintained in order to bring about the replacement of the logo as soon as possible. This would show the rest of the world that the people of Britain will not put up with such rubbish and that they are listened to.

12. Scrap The London 2012 Olympic Logo

On the 4th of June 2007 the Olympic committee in the UK displayed the logo
that is going to represent London in the 2012 Olympics.

The logo has proven controversial and the below petition outlines the view that
the logo is over priced and does looks awful.

Several other petitions have been created, one reaching over 40000 signatures,
however they have since closed down, claiming that the Olympic committee will
not listen to them. If we get over 100,000 signatures how can they not listen?

Im therefore appealing to the public who do not like the current logo, regardless
of whether or not you have signed a different petition. Sign this one, get your
friends to sign it, so that united we can stand when the logo is withdrawn.