The IOC is committed to building a sustainable future by working with partners and major groups and driving a global framework for action. Sport presents broad opportunities to promote sustainability awareness, capacity building and far-reaching actions for environmental, social and economic development across society.
As the Olympic Games have grown to become the world’s foremost sporting event, their impact on a host city and country has also increased. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) realised that the Games need to create more than just good memories from 16 days of competition.
Today sustainability and legacy are essential parts of any modern Olympic Games project. These have been increasingly important themes since the early 2000s and are central concepts in the Olympic Agenda 2020 initiative, the strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement.
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