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While it's a nice effort, it's going to wind up a futile one. The IOC isn't going to pay attention to this petition no matter how many sign it. According to the IOC website, before a sport can become a full-fledged Olympic sport it has to be recognized. To be recognized, it needs an international governing body that deals directly with the IOC. So first things first, a petition to include disc golf in the Olympics has to come from some organizing body like the PDGA or WFDF, not an internet petition.
And once the sport is recognized by the IOC, it has to meet minimum requirements to be an official sport in an Olympiad. One such requirement is that it is played formally in 65% of participating countries. I'm pretty sure we aren't at that level yet, even as fast as the sport is growing. On top of that, one of the requirements of becoming an Olympic sport is strict adherence to the IOC's anti-doping rules and regulations. Let's be honest...is that something disc golf is ready for?
I really respect the efforts these folks are going to in an attempt to raise the profile of the sport, but I think this is something that is probably going to dead end before it gets very far. It would be great to see this type of enthusiasm and effort turned inwardly to try to improve and expand the existing promotional efforts (not to mention the overall tournament structure) instead. This sport could certainly use the enthusiasm directed in more fruitful directions.
Oh, and for the poster who mentioned ball golf getting into the Olympics...it was an Olympic event over a hundred years ago. It no longer is, obviously, but it is up for consideration for the 2016 games. The decision will be made next October. Actually, seven sports are up for consideration for two spots. Disc golf is not one of them. Which just lends more credence to the fact that disc golf has zero chance of being a part of the 2016 Games. Here's the article I found this info in.