Almost 130K people petition IOC to relocate Games

A petition calling on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to relocate the 2014 Winter Games away from Russia has garnered almost 130,000 signatures.

The petition page on the website Change.org
The petition page on the website Change.org Credit: Change.org

Petitioners want the Games to be taken away from Sochi because of laws in Russia which they say discriminate against LGBT people. They suggest relocating to Vancouver in Canada, which hosted the Games in 2010.

You can sign the petition here

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