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GAMES
2023
IBU nominated for BBC Green Sports Award

The GAMES project was mentioned on the BBC Sports website as the IBU is nominated in the ‘Elite Organisation of the Year’ category of the BBC Green Sports Awards The IBU has been recognised for its sustainability work in the second edition of the annual BBC Green Sports Awards. Nominated in the ‘Elite Organisation of […]

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GAMES
2023
Building Collaborations for Sustainable Events at Budapest 2023

During the 2023 World Athletics Championships, World Athletics hosted the ‘Building Collaborations for Sustainable Events’ panel discussion at the ASICS house in Budapest on Friday 25 August. The session focused on three areas: Reviewing and examining the ambitions of World Athletics and the Budapest LOC around delivering an event in alignment with the World Athletics […]

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Deliverables
2023
GAMES project publishes report on decarbonisation in athletics, biathlon and floorball

Launched in 2022 with support from the EU’s Erasmus+ Sport programme, the GAMES project has introduced a comprehensive report titled ‘Guidelines on Decarbonisation Practices for Athletics, Biathlon, and Floorball.’ Led by the Institute of Management at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in collaboration with World Athletics, the International Biathlon Union (IBU), the International Floorball Federation […]

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2023
Racing towards sustainability: A closer look at World Athletics Championships Budapest 2023’s environmental initiatives

The World Athletics Championships Budapest 2023 is taking a significant step forward in recognising the importance of sustainability in event delivery. Collaborating closely with the event’s organisers, World Athletics – a GAMES project sport partner – has introduced a series of initiatives aimed at minimising the environmental impact of the championship while also contributing positively […]

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2023
International Biathlon Union decarbonisation workshop addresses fan travel

Almost 100 organising committee representatives discussed decarbonisation practices at the IBU’s annual meeting On June 24th, the International Biathlon Union (IBU) hosted a workshop during the federation’s organising committee (OC) meeting in Prague, Czech Republic – the nation where the 2024 World Championships will be held – on ‘How to effectively implement decarbonisation best practices.’ […]

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2023
The GAMES project joins WMTRC 2023 to measure its environmental footprint

One of the key tasks of the GAMES project foresees the calculation of the Environmental Footprint (EF) of the main activities conducted in the framework of a large sporting event among athletics, biathlon and floorball.  With this aim, researchers from SSSA, with the valuable help of World Athletics, will carry out the study of the […]

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2023
Budapest 2023 sustainability initiatives marked by World Athletics ISO 20121 certification

GAMES partner World Athletics will integrate their Sustainable Event Management System (SEMS), ‘Athletics for a Better World’, at the Budapest 2023 World Athletics Championships in August. The validity of this system and World Athletics’ ability to deliver sustainable events was recently recognised by being awarded the ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) 20121 standard, a comprehensive […]

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Interviews
2023
How GAMES will help make the 2024 Men’s Floorball World Championships more sustainable

The International Floorball Federation (IFF) is one of the GAMES project’s main partners, meaning sustainability is at the forefront of the Swedish Floorball Federation’s agenda (SFF) in organising the 15th Men’s World Floorball Championships (WFC) on 7-15 December, 2024 in Malmö Arena, Sweden.  With more than 110,000 licensed players and 840 clubs, floorball is the […]

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Research
GAMES
2023
Decarbonisation and environmental audits unveil initial GAMES project insights

An important aspect of the GAMES project is carrying out a decarbonisation and environmental sustainability audit for each sporting context involved in the project. In the final quarter of 2022, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies from the University of Pisa conducted the first two audits of events organised by fellow partners involved in GAMES – both […]

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