Protest '96 Olympics in Atlanta

Protest '96 Olympics in Atlanta

Post by FauxHa » Wed, 02 Mar 1994 03:52:01


       1996 OLYMPICS HEADING FOR COBB COUNTY

The host city for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games is Atlanta;  however, many of
the events will take place in locales surrounding Atlanta. Billy Paine, the CEO
and President of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (ACOG), has
announced the Volleyball tournament will be in Cobb County.  

The Cobb County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution last year condemning
"the gay lifestyle." Pro-gay and *** groups in Atlanta have asked ACOG to
change the location of the Volleyball tourney if Cobb County does not repeal
the anti-gay resolution. On the final day of the Lillehammer Olympics gay and
*** groups protested the Cobb County venue.  

ACOG says that the Olympics is "not about politics" and thus will not
interfere. We all know that if Cobb County had passed a resolution
condemning African-Americans or Jews that ACOG would not find that acceptable.

Please write Billy Paine telling him you find any kind of
bigotry or intolerance unacceptable. Ask him what he would have done if Cobb
had passed a resolution against Jews, disabled people, African Americans or
women. Tell him Cobb County should not profit due to its bigotry. Ask him to
change the venue for Volleyball immediately.  

You can contact him at:  Mr. Billy Paine, CEO & President
                         Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games
                         P. O. Box 1996
                         Atlanta, GA 30301-1996
                         Telephone: (404) 224-1996
                         FAX: (404) 224-1997

Deborah

To love another person is to see the face of God.
--- Herbert Kretzmer, "Les Miserables"

 
 
 

Protest '96 Olympics in Atlanta

Post by Rattlesnake S » Wed, 02 Mar 1994 07:46:34

:                          Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games
:                          P. O. Box 1996
:                          Atlanta, GA 30301-1996
:                          Telephone: (404) 224-1996
:                          FAX: (404) 224-1997

Thanks for the address, I'll be sure to write to support the decision to
keep politics at a distance.

-stuart

Opinions expressed are mine and do not represent CWU in any way.

 
 
 

Protest '96 Olympics in Atlanta

Post by Sammie L. Fo » Wed, 02 Mar 1994 22:55:06


Quote:


>:                          Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games
>:                          P. O. Box 1996
>:                          Atlanta, GA 30301-1996
>:                          Telephone: (404) 224-1996
>:                          FAX: (404) 224-1997

>Thanks for the address, I'll be sure to write to support the decision to
>keep politics at a distance.

The same distance they keep the Ga Flag 'non-issue'?

Sammie

 
 
 

Protest '96 Olympics in Atlanta

Post by Megan Philli » Thu, 03 Mar 1994 04:21:25


Quote:




> >:                          Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games
> >:                          P. O. Box 1996
> >:                          Atlanta, GA 30301-1996
> >:                          Telephone: (404) 224-1996
> >:                          FAX: (404) 224-1997

> >Thanks for the address, I'll be sure to write to support the decision to
> >keep politics at a distance.

> The same distance they keep the Ga Flag 'non-issue'?

I believe it was the Atlanta Fulton Co. Stadium Authority that made the
decision to not fly the state flag. Has the Olympic committee made the same
decision?

For those who intend to write Billy Payne and ACOG, please address a copy
to
Shirley Franklin. She headed the committee which located volleyball in
Cobb.
She claims the decision was made prior to the Cobb Commissioners'
resolution. Others are claiming this is just not true. (gasp!)

--
Megan

 
 
 

Protest '96 Olympics in Atlanta

Post by Sammie L. Fo » Wed, 02 Mar 1994 23:37:32


Quote:

>I believe it was the Atlanta Fulton Co. Stadium Authority that made the
>decision to not fly the state flag. Has the Olympic committee made the same
>decision?

Interesting, so does the decision only pertain to AFCS?

I don't know if the OC has or not, I only heard one little blurb
about it on the news.  I haven't heard anything since.
I was suprised that it didn't get a lot more coverage here.

Sammie