Joe Mirabella: All Out Delivers Petition to the International Olympic Committee (VIDEO)
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On Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, All Out staff and members delivered a petition with more than 300,000 signatures to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), whose leaders agreed to receive the petition. The IOC is seeking written confirmation from high-level Russian officials that anti-gay laws will not impact the Games in Sochi.
In addition to delivering the petition, the All Out team provided a letter from British actor Stephen Fry and thousands of signatures from Athlete Ally supporters, including four-time Olympic gold medalist and Athlete Ally Ambassador Greg Louganis and other former Olympians.
This global call urged the IOC to condemn Russia's anti-gay law before the Olympic Games and urge Russia to ensure the security of all visitors, athletes and Russian people before, during, and after the Games.
Andre Banks, Executive Director and co-founder of All Out, said:
The International Olympic Committee is being forced by Russia to tell athletes to shut up, bu
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