Putin is trying to rebrand Russia on the world stage through events such as Sochi. However, as the Hitler Olympics in 1936 showed, we need to send a clear message that dictatorial ambitions bring disaster for everyone. Please make your voice heard to ban Russia from the World Cup
There are existing petitions to have Russia kicked out of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and for the venue to be changed from Russia in 2018. It only takes a minute to sign a petition.
For the 2014 World Cup, which is only weeks away, click onto here https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/joseph-s-blatter-president-of-fifa-kick-russia-out-of-the-2014-world-cup-finals
For the 2018 World Cup hosting http://www.change.org/petitions/fifa-revoke-the-decision-to-host-2018-fifa-world-cup-in-russia
Also, please get the message to your Minister of Sport and your FIFA representative.
- Finding your Minister of Sport should be easy for your particular country. As a voter, you will have leverage. Copy your Member of Parliament to help with the leverage.
- You can locate your FIFA rep through FIFA’s main website. Click on ASSOCIATIONS. Click on your COUNTRY, and then click on the OFFICIALS tag. For an example, here is Canada’s list of FIFA officials, http://www.fifa.com/associations/association=can/footballofficials/committee/committeemembers.html You will have to do some tracking down of the person, but that only takes a few minutes, as they are public personages.
PS: Feeling good so far? Then feel better by having the Formula One event moved from Sochi 🙂 http://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/fia-federation-internationale-de-l-automobile-boycott-formula-one-race-in-sochi-2014