This report highlights the demand side of the sport tourism market, investigating the behavioral profile of the participants of an international fencing tournament. It identifies and discusses issues regarding the role of sports organizations and tourism agencies in cities hosting such events to increase the sustainable tourism potential of small-scale sports events in the future.
The SSET is a project initiated by the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) and the International Academy of Sports Science and Technology (AISTS) in Lausanne. It is currently being developed with the assistance of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), European Athletics and other partners from the world of sport.
This toolkit represents the next step in an ongoing collaboration that aims to better understand the role that sport can play in the protection and well-being of refugee and internally displaced young people. It builds on more than 20 years of work between UNHCR and the International Olympic Committee to bring sport to some of the world’s most disadvantaged young people. In September 2017, the IOC, supported closely by UNHCR, launched the Olympic Refuge Foundation. The goal is to harness the power of sport to strengthen the protection, development and empowerment environments for vulnerable children and youth.
Environmental leadership is an increasingly important issue for all sport stakeholders and major sport events. Environmentally conscious operations are no longer solely a focus of visionary thinking, but have become a vital operational and economic requirement for federations, teams, rights holders, host cities, leisure activities and partners linked to the sport movement. UEFA, WWF and the Green Sports Alliance have led the development of a report which is designed to bring together good practices by key stakeholders of the sport movement: from federations, teams, fans, sporting goods manufacturers and venue operators, to sponsoring partners, environmental organisations and policymakers. Its main objective is to highlight innovative solutions which enhance the environmental and sustainable performance of sports.
IMBA was founded in 1988 by a group of California mountain bike clubs concerned about the closure of trails to cyclists. These clubs believed that mountain biker education programs and innovative trail management solutions should be developed and promoted. While this first wave of threatened trail access was concentrated in California, IMBA’s pioneers saw that crowded trails and trail user conflict were fast becoming worldwide recreation issues. This is why they chose “International Mountain Bicycling Association” as the organization’s name.
In 2016, FIFA created an annual award to recognise an outstanding organisation, initiative or football personality that stands up for diversity and anti-discrimination in football at national or international level and on a sustained basis. At the 2017 award ceremony in London, FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura presented the trophy to US organisation Soccer Without Borders (SWB), who are using football as a tool for capacity building with refugees in the USA, Nicaragua and Uganda. SWB was chosen ahead of the other finalists, the Kenyan organisation Moving the Goalposts, the international network Discover Football (Germany) and the Indonesian organisation Uni Papua Football Community.
Sustainable Event Toolkit, developed by the City of Richmond and the Richmond Olympic Oval providing event organizers with guidance and resources to improve the environmental , social, and economic impacts associated with their event.
This module is part of a 12 clips guide created by SportAccord, AISTS, PI, and IOC, to help us understand sustainability as a whole, and look at what it means. Good Reporting, going beyond regulations. It discusses how reporting enables us to sets goals, measure, and builds trust with stakeholders. It details the frameworks used, performance indicators, the 3 GRI reporting levels and assurance. (Video 4/12)
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015, sets out a ‘supremely ambitious and transformational vision’ for global development (UNGA 2015). Central to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development are 17 SDGs broken down into 169 targets and 230 associated indicators. The SDGs seek to build on and complete progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that they replaced, but they are also more comprehensive and far-reaching in scope. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development emphasises that the SDGs are intended to be ‘integrated and indivisible and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental’.
Since the 2006 FIFA World Cup, the Oeko-Institut has served as an ongoing source of advice on environmental issues for the DFB. It has also developed participatory events and produced decision-making aids for clubs and event organisers. As part of their collaboration, the DFB and the Oeko-Institut have prepared a comprehensive Sustainability Concept for the UEFA EURO 2024 football championship.