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International Olympic Committee

We react to the decision of the International Olympic Committee to convey in the Panathenaic Stadium the Ceremony of the Flame of the 2nd Youth Olympic Games to be held this summer in the city of Nanjin, China (16-28 August 2014).
The Lighting Ceremony is scheduled to take place in Athens on April 30, 2014, Wednesday.
There can be no "Youth Olympic Games" without the Olympic Flame, the highest of all symbols of humanity which historically is established to be lighted in Ancient Olympia.
Nor is it possible Olympic Games to be held under the light of any other flame, because such an action devaluates Olympia as their ethical foundations.
The lighting of a flame at any other place besides Olympia is an action which negates the sanctity and uniqueness of the Olympic Flame and therefore is incompatible and unacceptable.
Youth Olympic Games, this hopeful, new institution, should succeed in today's troubled times. And this will mainly be achieved with the greater connection of the Games with their birthplace, Olympia. Anything else degrades their validity and undermines their future.

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Olympia Municipality

This petition closed over 4 years ago

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This petition is being held for informing the audiences and raising awareness. The Municipality of Ancient Olympia will use your signature as one of the arguments to persuade the International...

This petition is being held for informing the audiences and raising awareness. The Municipality of Ancient Olympia will use your signature as one of the arguments to persuade the International Olympic Committee to revise it's decision. 

For faster results you can also copy the petition text and send it : 1. As an email to the Hellenic Olympic Committee:  [email protected]  or the European Olympic Committee: [email protected].  2. You can post it at the page in  facebook/tweeter of the International Olympic Committee  (IOC) and the Nanjin Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (NYOGOC)

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