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Offline Colleen D.

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Contacting the IOC
« on: September 28, 2009, 08:29:11 PM »
Just a thought...I heard on NPR today that Brazil is one of four potential host cities for the 2016 summer olympics.  The IOC is voting on October 2, 2009.  Do you think contacting the IOC and telling Sean's story might sway their vote for another country?

Offline AnotherDad

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Re: Contacting the IOC
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2009, 09:01:03 PM »
Hi Colleen. You will find by looking at just this first page of threads that the Olympic bid has been a much discussed topic for months. You can read all about the contact info of IOC members as well as efforts to do as you suggested, as well as many various opinions about what might be possible with a grassroots effort to steer the IOC away from Brazil, based on their handling of child abduction cases. Perhaps you may want to join in one of those discussions. We can also use your help in several other areas. Since you're from New Jersey, you may want to reach out to your congressmen (except Chris Smith), and tell them about bills HR 2702 and HR 3240. Those are frankly much more valuable and realistic in the short term than trying to divert the IOC consideration of Brazil based on human rights. Sounds like Obama is going to do his part to get those games in Chicago. Since you've been a member since June, you've no doubt already been aware of these things.