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March 07 2024 - News Release News Editorial

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This week: FIM, Leicester Tigers, World Athletics..

Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) has been working alongside the Motorcycle Federation of Bosnia & Herzegovina (MS BiH) to implement programmes focused on environmental protection. MS BiH is one of the youngest sports federations in Bosnia and Herzegovina and has been affiliated with FIM since 2020. In accordance with FIM’s Ride Green programme and strategic goals, MS BiH implemented the ‘Maintenance, sanitation, cleaning of terrains and raising environmental standards on off-road sports terrains in Bosnia and Herzegovina’ project. 

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The Welsh Sports Association (WSA) has joined the British Association for Sustainable Sport (BASIS) to offer members a range of resources around sustainability. BASIS provides help to sports clubs, venues and governing bodies to understand their impact, set targets and implement processes to improve environmental performance. Members will be able to use the resources to implement best practices and sustainable development principles. 

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Non-profit Going to School has collaborated with the Government of Goa in India to launch the Outdoor School for Girls programme, which will use football to teach life skills and empower girls to tackle climate change. The programme uses an education model that blends the physicality of football with the urgency needed for climate change solutions. 

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English Premiership rugby union club Leicester Tigers has extended its partnership with Wilo, a manufacturer of pumps and pump systems for building services, water management and industry. The company first sponsored the club in 2022, helping to promote sustainable behaviour around matchdays with the crowning of the ‘Greenest Tiger’ – a celebration of fans that have made significant efforts towards being more eco-conscious. 

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Automotive manufacturer Toyota has begun delivery of its electric fleet for this year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris. Toyota is set to provide more than 2,650 electric vehicles and 700 electric last-mile mobility solutions for the multi-sport event, aiding organisers’ bid to stage the most sustainable Games yet. 

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During the recent World Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow, organisers piloted a new scheme that saw unused DVD cases transformed into tokens to be exchanged for lunch and dinner. In collaboration with local charity Rags to Riches, organisers wanted to find a way that would limit meal redemption tokens being discarded after an event the size of the Championships. Using a laser cutter, the charity turned over 100 DVD cases into more than 1,800 redemption tokens. 

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The Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) recently hosted its first sustainability workshop, which was attended by more than 50 representatives from over 30 International Federations (IFs). The event saw discussions centre around climate risks and pragmatic approaches to circular economy, as well as IF specific challenges and case studies.

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