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05-19-2012, 02:15 PM
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Originally Posted by bizoncol View Post
2014 IIHF WC is supposed to be in Belarus. I realize that people in the U.S. probably don't really care about this fact, but for my countrymen it's really important to move the event out of our country. Belarusian president (who's named the last dictator of Europe) had invested a lot of his personal money into that tournament and wants to make some revenue wile hundreds of people are still held in jails for their political views. After appeals from the US Congress and German Parliament, European Union is now asking the IIHF to move the tournament to another country. Peter Šťastný is among the promoters of this movement. 14,000 people already have signed the petition at change.org and I hope that amount will be increased.
If someone didn't see what happened in Minsk on December 19th 2010 at the last elections here's the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhXEnxFYsh8
Thousands of people were beaten down, hundreds were arrested, some of them are still in jail. And that ******* (he is ACTUALLY a ******* - no one knows who his father is) still rules the country for 18 years in a row and plays hockey with his very own hockey team.

Voting at change.org:
http://www.change.org/petitions/iihf..._inviter_modal
Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/World...10237295705457
Sport isnt politic!!!!!

And by the way, Peter Šťastný is --- and I hope he will never work in Slovak hockey and will never work for Slovakia.

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