Don't scratch Daley Thompson from lotto cards
The British Olympic Association and Camelot have chosen six British Olympians to be the faces of their 2012 lottery scratch cards. They claim the chosen athletes are 'the peoples' choice'. However, in numerous real polls one name consistently appears at the very top. Mysteriously, the greatest all round track and field athlete the world has ever seen is missing from this supposedly democratic choice. True British Olympic legend Daley Thompson won gold at both the 1980 and 1984 games in the toughest of all track and field events, the decathlon. Even from a hard nosed marketing perspective, with the aim of maximising revenue for 2012 do they really think that the bald headed swimmer whose name we can't quite remember (nothing personal Duncan but you should demand a recount) will strike a chord with the public more than Daley. Even Sebastian Coe has said that he is a bit baffled by Daley's exclusion. In the Guardian sports section on the 2nd July, Simon Hattenstone reported that he has asked to see the results of this 'peoples' choice'. They were not forthcoming. He ponders whether perhaps the BOA and Camelot have somehow involved the Zimbabwean electoral commission to organise this 'peoples' choice'... Yes, it seems to be as transparent as that. British Olympic legend Daley Thompson should be added to the scratch card legends. Register your popular choice by signing this petition and... Don't let the BOA and Camelot scratch Daley from Olympic history.