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New IUCN-IOC Guide Demonstrates How Sport Can Benefit Nature in Cities

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While sport and nature often occupy and compete for the same green spaces in cities, well-planned sports infrastructure can make positive contributions to urban biodiversity. A new guide published today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in collaboration with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI), identifies key ecological criteria that city officials and sports venue developers can apply, to incorporate the needs of nature into their planning.

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While sport and nature often occupy and compete for the same green spaces in cities, well-planned sports infrastructure can make positive contributions to urban biodiversity. A new guide published today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in collaboration with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI), identifies key ecological criteria that city officials and sports venue developers can apply, to incorporate the needs of nature into their planning.

Sydney 2000: 20 Years on Sydney's Olympic Legacy Brings Comfort and Hope in Turbulent Times

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Twenty years ago, Catherine Freeman, a proud Indigenous Australian athlete, lit the Olympic Cauldron marking the Opening Ceremony of Sydney 2000, a Games that celebrated not only sports achievement but also unity, forgiveness, resilience and innovation.

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Twenty years ago, Catherine Freeman, a proud Indigenous Australian athlete, lit the Olympic Cauldron marking the Opening Ceremony of Sydney 2000, a Games that celebrated not only sports achievement but also unity, forgiveness, resilience and innovation.

Antwerp 1920: A Symbol of Peace and Unity 100 Years After the Games

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Following World War I, the IOC selected Antwerp to host the 1920 Olympic Games. Organisers overcame many obstacles to deliver an edition of the Games that is still recognised for its lasting contributions to sport, gender equality, unity and peace. One hundred years later, as the entire world is fighting the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, the Olympic Games Antwerp 1920 live on as a symbol of post-crisis solidarity and recovery.

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Following World War I, the IOC selected Antwerp to host the 1920 Olympic Games. Organisers overcame many obstacles to deliver an edition of the Games that is still recognised for its lasting contributions to sport, gender equality, unity and peace. One hundred years later, as the entire world is fighting the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, the Olympic Games Antwerp 1920 live on as a symbol of post-crisis solidarity and recovery.

Vancouver 2010: Setting the Standard for Sport, Sustainability and Social Legacy

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Ten years after the Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010, the city, its residents and the international sports community continue to benefit from the event.

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Ten years after the Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010, the city, its residents and the international sports community continue to benefit from the event.

Beijing 2022: Building on the Captivating Legacy of the Olympic Games Beijing 2008

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Beijing will be the first city in history to host both a summer and a winter edition of the Olympic Games. Beijing 2008 captivated the world and its legacies still live on today. The Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 will build on the legacies of the 2008 Games for sport development and venues, the territory, and the people.

Beijing 2008 Legacy Dovetails With 2022 Winter Games to Boost Sports Participation in China

On the 11th anniversary of the Olympic Games Beijing 2008, the main legacy of the event is clear to see across China: a massive increase in sports participation amongst the world’s largest population.
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It is a legacy that is set to be further enhanced by Beijing’s hosting of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, which has a key objective of engaging 300 million people in winter sports. The Beijing Olympic Development Association (BODA) was founded in 2009 to oversee the Olympic legacy and manage the financial surplus from the Games for the benefit of sport and culture.

How Turin Was Transformed by Hosting an Olympic Winter Games

Few cities manage to completely reinvent themselves through hosting an Olympics, but Turin did.
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While most people were familiar with the general attractions of London, Rio or Vancouver prior to them putting on recent Games, the 2006 Olympic Winter Games radically changed international perceptions of Italy’s industrial north. As a result, Turin 2006 helped unearth the city’s little-known touristic charm.

Olympic Games Sarajevo’84: The Human Legacy That Has Stood the Test of Time

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Sarajevo staged an impeccable Olympic winter games in 1984 – but eight years later, the city was torn apart by war.  The Olympic spirit and a global outpour of support – including a significant contribution from the International Olympic Committee – helped the capital get back on its feet. The spirit continues to be a central part of the region’s identity and the recent European Youth Olympic Winter Festival marked a new chapter in its Olympic history.

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Sarajevo staged an impeccable Olympic winter games in 1984 – but eight years later, the city was torn apart by war.  The Olympic spirit and a global outpour of support – including a significant contribution from the International Olympic Committee – helped the capital get back on its feet. The spirit continues to be a central part of the region’s identity and the recent European Youth Olympic Winter Festival marked a new chapter in its Olympic history.

First Nations Stand Tall as Shining Example of Vancouver 2010 Legacy

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From dramatically altering the landscape for Canada's indigenous peoples to ushering in new social norms and driving health education across the province, the legacies of the Olympic games Vancouver 2010 continue to burn brightly. As former IOC president Jacques Rogge once said, the games “were a catalyst for change”.

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From dramatically altering the landscape for Canada's indigenous peoples to ushering in new social norms and driving health education across the province, the legacies of the Olympic games Vancouver 2010 continue to burn brightly. As former IOC president Jacques Rogge once said, the games “were a catalyst for change”.

Ecocentricity Blog: The Quotes that Stay with Us

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It’s not just in our words, however, that we offer an example to others. Our actions do so as well, and often with greater impact.

My wife and I are about six weeks away from welcoming our son into the world. As you might imagine, this is one of the more exciting times in our lives. We are both anxious and hopeful in these final weeks, very aware of what a blessed time this is for us.

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