Forewords jacques rogge, president international olympic committee (ioc) together with its partners, the ioc is committed to promoting sustainable development and. Academics win ioc grant to explore the impact of olympic sustainability ocean microplastics crisis laid bare by volvo ocean race study energy efficiency prompting uptake of building automation software in stadiums. The values that underpin the 2018 usa games sustainability strategy are respect, inclusion, stewardship and collaboration these values guide our business decisions and help give shape to our vision for the 2018 usa games in seattle.
London is the first summer host city to embed sustainability in its planning from the start the london summer olympics in 2012 will incorporate sustainability on a broad scale into almost every planning and logistical aspect of the event london embedded sustainability into its official bid for the. Watching athletes gulp down bottled water at the 2012 london olympics games got me thinking about recycling and waste reduction most olympic spectators are probably not thinking about plastic bottle recycling. Sustainability in sport and tourism journal volvo 14 issue 2-3 2009 dry alan fall & leo jag whilst much of the discussion regarding sustainability relates only to the environmental dimension, true sustainability also includes both the social and economic dimensions under the umbrella of what is commonly termed triple bottom line sustainability. In their sustainability and sport report released in 2012 the ioc detailed their plans for the sochi olympic games despite claims, reports have largely made it clear that the sochi games failed to be environmentally friendly.
With two years to go until the 2020 tokyo olympics, the japanese capital is hoping to use the games as motivation to improve its environmental sustainability. With recent sustainability and social scandals, russia's reputation as a global power may be harmed more than helped by the sochi winter olympics. Rtcc takes a look at some of the innovative ideas which have gone into making the 2012 games arenas some of the most sustainable ever seen at an olympic event. Following the call for sustainability, this paper is among the first to address both the economic and environmental impact of the biggest of events globally, the olympics. Dow science and sustainability is committed to using resources more efficiently and enhancing quality of life for current and future generations learn more.
View essay - sustainable event_ case study proposal from business 1100 at broward college olympics 1 sustainable event-case study proposal introduction events sustainability is forces on three main. The international olympic committee (ioc) has entered into a partnership with the c40 cities initiative in an effort to work towards more sustainable editions of future olympic games. Head of sustainability, international olympic committee with sustainability high on the agenda for the ioc, the 2017 sustainable innovation in sport event was very informative and a great opportunity for networking and peer discussion. Ioc sustainability strategy executive summary this document was approved by the executive board of the international olympic committee in december 2016 and updated in. The 2012 london games promise to be the greenest olympics to date with sustainable, energy efficient, and recyclable facilities.
What is china doing to make the olympics green it's true that china is using the upcoming beijing olympics as a sustainability showcase, going so far as to dub the event the green olympics. Sustainability is an increasingly important focus for the event aside from the sporting feats, the olympics offer an opportunity for the host country to break sustainability records with the attention of the world focused on one city, there is pressure to show its green credentials. Sustainability green events sustainable events event sustainability iso 20121 olympics rio 2016 summer olympics green sports rio brazil about the author shawna mckinley is a sustainability specialist who believes in the power of events to make the world a better place.
The olympics can leave behind important infrastructure legacies that promote urban sustainability over the long term the vancouver games, for example, included a highway upgrade and the canada line—an extension of the city's rapid transit system that connects downtown with the airport and richmond, part of the metro vancouver area. Sustainability has been part of the dna of the project to create venues, facilities and infrastructure for the games that leave a lasting social, economic and environmental legacy for london and the uk. Olympic agenda 2020 addresses progress with regards to sustainability, credibility and youth in the context of the olympic movement therefore, with this olympic agenda 2020 the ioc is absolutely in line with the objectives of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development.
By mark spence theme: green sports following the recommendations contained in agenda 2020 by the ioc, and its request that candidate cities must present projects closely adhering to their long-term social, financial and environmental planning needs, now, more than ever, 'greenness' will be a vital cornerstone of any winning olympic bid. As head of sustainability for london 2012 i was in charge of the strategic development and practical delivery of the most comprehensive and highly acclaimed sustainability programme in modern olympic history. The olympic games are more than just athletic events and medal counts what people may not realize is the lasting impression the olympics leaves not only on the world but also on the host city's economy, their people and the planet join us as we dive deep into the sustainability side of olympics. Our commitment at olympic college, we commit to sustainable practices that protect and preserve our precious environment over the past decade, we have launched numerous programs that demonstrate our commitment.
Tokyo: with two years to go until the 2020 tokyo olympics, the japanese capital is hoping to use the games as motivation to improve its environmental sustainability tokyo governor yuriko koike poses with tokyo 2020 olympics emblem. The centennial olympic congress of paris recognized these problems and incorporated environment as a third pillar of the olympic charter, along with sports and culture the un environment program (unep), now a veteran and influential player in this arena, was among the first to get involved. Winter olympics 2014: a missed opportunity to advance sustainability beyond dow's commitment to offset the games' carbon footprint, big sponsors are doing too little to advance sustainability adam.