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The environmental impact of the Olympic Games 2016: Problems & solutions


The environmental impact of the Olympic Games 2016: Problems & solutions

An infographic highlighting the efforts taken to reduce the carbon footprint of Rio 2016.

This infographic originally appeared on the GreenMatch website.

More than 10,000 athletes from all over the world are expected to participate at the Rio Games held in four different locations: Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Maracanã and Deodoro.

The infrastructures and arrangements requested to host the Olympic Games are huge compared to any other existing sport event and therefore, more complicated to manage. Moreover, according to the IOC, in addition to sport and culture, the environment is also a priority of Olympism.

Fun fact: although it is the first time that Rio hosts the Olympics, it is not the first time that the city joins the environmental debate. In 1992 Rio hosted the Earth Summit, which the IOC attended for the first time, laying the groundwork for the future incorporation of environmental sustainability into the Olympism.

We at GreenMatch believe in sustainable living and travelling and it is the same for the Rio 2016 Committee who came up with several powerful solutions with the goal of reducing the impact of the Games on the environment. Actually, the official website claims that this edition will be the most sustainable in history.

We made an infographic firstly showing the threats on the environment and secondly presenting their respective solutions.

[This article has been edited by the Operating Team]



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Alberto Ravelli


Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 23:00