Report: Sustainability of London 2012 Olympic Games
In 1996, the Olympic Charter was amended by the IOC (International Olympic Committee) to commit the movement to a policy promoting sustainable development, effectively adding concerns for the environment as “the third pillar of Olympism, alongside sport and culture.” (“Focus: Sport And Sustainability” Apr 2011). Then in 1999 the IOC added education to its initiatives to raise awareness of the importance of sustainability.
This report provides an overview of the sustainability plan put forward by the London 2012 Olympic Games organisers, including all five of the suggested aspects of sustainability. Those five key areas were: Climate ...