The 'greening' of the sports world, and particularly the Olympic Games and other mega sports events, will be the focus of the 7th World Conference on Sport and the Environment which kicks off in Beijing. Taking place from 25-27 October in the host city of the 2008 Olympic Games, the event promises a remarkable and unprecedented mix of contributions from sports organizations, sponsors, NGOs, industry, government representatives and UN bodies. With its motto “From Plan to Action” the conference, jointly organized by the IOC and the Beijing 2008 Organizing Committee (BOCOG), in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), aims to translate opportunities into practical actions to ensure a sustainable future.

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Source: IOC