Sport and the Environment Archive

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    Winter sports : The Winter Olympics

    The Sochi 2014 Winter Games will be the first Winter Games hosted by the Russian Federation. The Sochi Olympic Park, where indoor venues will be located, is being built in...

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    Winter sports: Climate change and the skiing industry

    The winter sports industry can’t afford to ignore the effects of climate change. Within the last three decades, mountain precipitation patterns have become more erratic, and ski seasons have become...

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    Winter Sports: Snow machines

    Snow machines are a reliable way to top up the slopes when the weather won’t cooperate, but they have a few environmentally unfriendly side effects. First, they’re highly energy-intensive, and...

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    Winter sports: Take care of your mountains

    Winter sports – especially downhill skiing, cross-country skiing and snowboarding – are increasingly popular all over the world. The most famous ski spots are the European Alps and the North...

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    Fuelling the Games : British is best!

    The London Olympic Games Organizing Committee (LOGOC) pledged to showcase the ‘Best of British’ during the Games – and what can’t be sourced locally is to come from Fairtrade suppliers....

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    Fuelling the Games: City gardens

    What about growing our own? Part of the London 2012 sustainable food strategy is to leave a long-lasting legacy of awareness in London. Capital Growth, a project established by the...

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    Fuelling the Games

    Athletes, staff, spectators, volunteers, dignitaries, journalists – that’s a lot of mouths to feed and active bodies to energize. By the time the Games are over, more than 14 million...

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    One-Planet Olympics: Waste

    LOGOC set an ambitious target to send zero waste from its venues to landfill, aiming to reuse, recycle or compost at least 70 per cent of its waste – everything...

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    One-Planet Olympics: Habitat

    The Olympic Park, where most of the stadiums are, was reclaimed from what had been an inaccessible, polluted, abandoned industrial site covering around 250 hectares along the Lea River Valley...

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    One-Planet Olympics: Legacy

    Key to LOGOC’s sustainability agenda is making sure that any facilities left behind are useful to the local community, enhancing citizens’ health and well-being for years to come. The 2.5-square-kilometre...

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