A petition demanding an investigation into the Olympic gold medal win of Russian figure skater Adelina Sotnikova is breaking records at Change.org.
Fans of Sochi silver medal winner
"No other Change.org petition has gotten to 1 million signatures in eight hours before," spokesman Mark Anthony told the L.A. Times on Friday morning.
The petition had surpassed 1.7 million supporters at 8:15 a.m. PST Friday. Twitter comments by The Times' Bill Plaschke were featured:
Sotnikova, 17, was a hero in her home country, host of the
The petition is authored by "Justice Seeker" at the activism website. "We're still tracking down the details on the person behind the petition – mysteriously called "Justice Seeker" and allegedly from Sochi," Change.org's Charlotte Hill said.