“Tokyo 2020 – The Radioactive Olympics”
Another in Our Series of Reports from Murata-san
Sent: Thursday, November 28, 2019 3:53 AM
Dear supporters and friends of our campaign,
In November of 2019, we launched our campaign “Keep the Olympic Games Out of Radioactive Regions”.
The campaign is directed at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Japanese government, which is trying to use the Olympic Games to divert attention from the ongoing nuclear catastrophe and the precarious situation of the people in the contaminated areas in the north-east of the country.
The campaign is designed as an international petition:
“Keep the Olympic Games Out of Radioactive Regions”
The Olympic Games in Tokyo are just around the corner. We call them the “Radioactive Olympics”, because Japan is still suffering from the radioactive fallout of several nuclear meltdowns in Fukushima in 2011.
We oppose the attempt to use the Olympic Games to simulate normality in the contaminated regions.
We appeal to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Japanese government to relocate the baseball and softball competitions from Fukushima City and the torch relay from the contaminated regions of Fukushima Prefecture to other venues.
We stand in solidarity with the people of Fukushima affected by radioactivity. The Olympic Movement has to address their situation.
Support our appeal with your signature.
IPPNW Campaign “Tokyo 2020 – The Radioactive Olympics”
You can sign online at:
On the petition page, you will also find further background information.
You can also print out the signature list and sign a paper copy. Please send it by mail to IPPNW Germany, Körtestrasse 10, 10967 Berlin, Germany.
We ask you all for your support: Help us advertise this petition to make it a success.
We are planning public handovers of the signatures in February 2020 at the IOC headquarters in Switzerland and in March 2020 in Japan. Before the start of the Olympic Games, we will then conclude the signature campaign with a press conference.
You will find all the current information about the campaign as well as extensive information material in German, English and Japanese here: www.radioactive-olympics.org
Please help us mobilize and distribute this newsletter through your networks.
We are hoping for further supporters of our campaign.
For the Campaign