I'm generally not one to link to petitions at all, in fact I've never done it on MN before! (I don't even know if it's allowed )
But I really feel for Emily Sarsfield, the British Ski Cross champion who narrowly missed qualifying (position 34 when she needed to be position 32) for Sochi. Some people dropped out from the places above so she got offered a "handback" position.
Unfortunately British Olympic policy, at odds with most other countries, does not allow British athletes to take handback places as they seemingly only want medal chances. Which at the Winter Olympics is pretty laughable but anyway. It's soooo not the Olympic spirit though. They've made exceptions in the past but they don't seem to be for this, despite the fact that Ski Cross by its nature is an event where anything could happen - champions out in the first heat etc.
There's still a few days before the offer is relinquished, and there's a petition doing the rounds in the hope that public support might make a difference. It may, it may not, but if nothing else it shows support for Emily.
PS I have no connection to Emily at all, other than seeing her sometimes out and about at Hemel indoor slope where she helps to teach some of the very tiniest little skiers. She always has a smile on her face and seems really great with the children. The FIS have offered her that place, most other countries would have accepted it, she's self-funded, she stands a chance.. the BOA are being unfair.