Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection at International Sporting Events

Document Type : Original Article

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1 PhD Student, Department of Sports Management, Kermanshah Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kermanshah, Iran.

2 Master of Sports Management, Sports Event Management, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran

10.22034/JHI.2021.291241.1027

Abstract

Target: Sustainable development is the synergy of economic, social, political and environmental goals to promote the welfare and comfort of today's generation, without compromising the ability to meet the needs of future generations. The purpose of this article is to examine the impact of international sporting events on environmental protection. Development is sustainable. Method: The method of this research is a review study and translates different articles in the field of sporting events and sustainable development and searches for the keywords sustainable development, sporting events, and the environment. Findings: The bigger the sporting events, the greater the pressure they put on the environment. Large events can cause serious damage to the environment and the weather, even with the use of preventive measures. In the Olympic Games, as the largest human and sporting event in the world, much emphasis has been placed on environmental protection and the design of green spaces; The Sydney Olympics in 2000 became known as the Green Olympics by following these principles. Also, by studying the activities carried out at the Olympic Games for the protection of the environment, one can realize the importance of the issue. Conclusion: If the sports authorities, athletes and spectators understand and accept that the authorities' actions have a positive effect on the environmental conditions of the event, the damage caused by the sport to the environment will be reduced. Also, the very important role of sport and its symbols can be used to raise environmental awareness, improve the performances and daily activities of millions of people who are part of this industry.

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