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SBD Global/October 31, 2013/Olympics

IOC's World Conference On Sport And The Environment Kicks Off In Sochi

The 10th edition of the IOC’s World Conference on Sport and the Environment officially got under way in Sochi host of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in February. Leading environmentalists, academics, government figures and sports experts will discuss a range of subjects, including Russian legacies pre- and post-Sochi 2014, the sustainable development landscape following Rio+20, sustainable-development legacies of previous and future Olympic Games, and the role of the UN system. Keynote speakers include the first woman from Saudi Arabia to scale Mount Everest, Raha Moharrak, and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Patron of the Oceans Lewis Pugh, who was the first person to complete a long-distance swim in every ocean of the world (IOC).

ATHLETES APP: To coincide with 100 days to go until the start of the 2014 Sochi Winter Games, the IOC launched the Olympic Athletes’ Hub app, bringing the searchable directory of the social media activities of Olympic athletes to mobile devices for the first time (IOC).
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