If countries with anti-gay laws were banned from hosting the Olympics, it would make governments think twice about attacking gay people. It could help stop anti-gay laws in Ukraine - and in time, help win the battle against anti-gay laws everywhere.Please sign to ask the Olympic Committee to change the rules so that the Games can’t be held in countries where laws violate international human rights standards.
To: International Olympic Committee
No country has a perfect human rights record - but please don't award future Olympics to cities with laws designed to discriminate or attack the dignity of the individual, in violation of Principle 6 and the Olympic Philosophy.
- Overhaul the application process and make sure host cities do not have discriminatory laws, including anti-gay laws.
- Get selected host cities to agree not to introduce new discriminatory laws if they win the Games.
- Consider submissions from human rights organisations a vital part of the application process.