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This Week: Sparta Rotterdam, SA20, Dubai Sports Council

February 08 2024 - News Release News Editorial

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This Week: Sparta Rotterdam, SA20, Dubai Sports Council

Dutch Eredivisie club Sparta Rotterdam and green energy company Essent have teamed up to transform ‘Het Kasteel’ stadium into a more sustainable venue. The collaboration includes the installation of a Heat-Cold Stage system and the installation of solar panels.

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South African Twenty20 cricket franchise SA20 has partnered with sustainable beverage solutions provider Bluewater ahead of the playoffs and final. The move will help to limit the need for single-use plastic water bottles and promote healthy hydration habits, with Bluewater installing water filtration units.

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The World Aquatics Championships – Doha 2024 has partnered with sustainable drinking water supplier Nongfu Spring. The company will sponsor a number of World Aquatics swimming competitions, while also developing learn-to-swim programmes in China.

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Dubai Sports Council has linked in up with the Desert Vipers cricket team to enhance sustainability in sports, while also aligning with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Government’s strategic plan for the sports sector between 2024 and 2033. The collaboration will feature awareness campaigns and practical initiatives to make events more sustainable.

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Blink Charging Co., a manufacturer of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, has become the official EV charging provider for Allegiant Stadium, home of the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders.

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Integrated operating company Honeywell has become the official sustainable building technology partner for the Atlanta Hawks and the North American NBA franchise’s State Farm Arena. Honeywell will implement a number of upgrades to the venue’s building operations systems to decrease energy consumption and emissions.

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Some 229 scholarship-holders and 57 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) have benefited from Olympic Solidarity support in the lead up to the Olympic Winter Games Milano Cortina 2026. Among these scholarship-holders were 11 athletes that have just competed in the Winter Youth Olympic Games Gangwon 2024.

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Pledgeball has announced a partnership with the International Biathlon Union ahead the World Biathlon Championships, which are currently taking place until February 18. The partnership aims to engage fans on sustainability.

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A record 46.7 million people watched women’s sport on television last year, according to the Women’s Sport Trust. The average viewing time spent watching women’s sport across free-to-air and pay-TV increased by 16% year-on-year.

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Image: Carlo Bruil Fotografie/ CC BY 2.0

 

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