Request that ALL sponsors pull their support of the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 with intent that support be reinstated once a new location be awarded.
This campaign would have more impact if consumers write and request contributing sponsors pull their support of the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 with the intent that support be reinstated once a new location be awarded. The International Olympic Committee has not been significantly moved by countries, athletes or public outcry. To truly move them, the money needs to be at risk. I feel our best option is to hit hard the sponsors of the event:
Write them letters, encourage them to pull their support, use and share this campaign to avoid purchasing their products and let them know why. The link has a complete list of international sponsors.
Russia’s inhumane treatment of LGBT community where beatings, murders and humiliations are ignored by the police. Defence or sane discussion of homosexuality is against the law. It is the opinion of this campaign that it is wrong to reward Russian law makers and politicians the honour of hosting an event where it’s central motivation is an nondiscriminatory competition, to “encourage and support initiatives blending sport with culture and education” and “cooperate with the competent public or private organizations and authorities in the endeavour to place sport at the service of humanity and thereby to promote peace”.
To put it succinctly, the IOC, Russia, Olympic Sponsors and Suppliers, are insisting the world sit at a dinner party and ignore the beaten child in the corner.