Sustainability Round-up: November 9
This week’s sustainability round-up includes an update on the IOC’s social responsibility in Latin America, while the Real Madrid Foundation has extended its deal with Úbico Sports. Paris 2024 has hit a bump over surfing in Tahiti, LimeLight Sports has entered administration and UEFA has updated its commitment to a circular economy.
Olympism365, the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC’s) strategy to use and promote sport as an enabler for the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, saw a number of events run alongside the recent Pan American Games Santiago 2023. The events were designed to deliver sports-based initiatives in Latin America to increase young people’s access to quality eduction, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities, and to improve gender equality and inclusion.
The Real Madrid Foundation has extended its collaboration with Úbico Sports, which specialises in corporate transport for sports organisations and clubs. Úbico Sports will continue to support the training and supervision trips for the international projects run by the Spanish LaLiga club’s Foundation. Last year, Úbico Sports organised training and supervision trips for international projects to more than 75 destinations, across different areas for the Foundation.
Local residents of the Tahitian village of Teahupo’o have clashed with the organisers of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games over a potential new aluminium judging tower. According to reports, the three-storey structure for the Games’ surfing event would require concrete blocks to be lowered onto the reef to provide a foundation, as well as the laying of pipelines for the tower’s air conditioning and plumbing. Traditionally, the judging tower had been a temporary, wooden structure.
Sports management and promotion company LimeLight Sports has announced that after 30 years, it has entered into administration. The news has not affected LimeLight Sports Club, which is responsible for Etape Caledonia, Blenheim Palace Triathlon, Hackney Moves, London Trip, London Duathlon and Oxford Half, as it was recently acquired by Y11 Sport & Media Holdings.