“It is an absolute injustice that the game of Yugioh: The Trading Card Game is not a legitimate sport in the Olympics,” the petition contends. “The playing of Yugioh requires dexterity (when drawing the cards), athleticism (when playing the cards), and endurance (when you’re in round 10 of a YCS). I now call on the International Olympic Committee to add Yugioh as an official Olympic sport to both mend this injustice and to apologize to Japan for making them go through with the 2020 Tokyo games.”
Note the athletes above.
The initial goal was set at 5,000 signatures, but it’s blown way past that. It’s now looking for 10,000, a figure it will likely soon exceed. At the moment of this writing the total sits at 8,270, well short of getting International Olympic Committee attention, but everybody’s gotta start somewhere.
You can find the campaign at Change.org and, if you believe in the cause strongly enough to agree to get occasional emails from the website, feel free to sign.