Sochi to host next IOC World Conference on Sport and the Environment
The 10th edition of the IOC World Conference on Sport and the Environment will take place from 30 October to 1 November 2013 in Sochi, Russia. The Black Sea resort will also be home to the next Olympic Winter Games in about one year’s time.
IOC President Jacques Rogge and Rinat Gizatulin, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne which outlines the collaboration of the IOC, the Russian government and the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) in the organisation of the Conference, which is also supported by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
The biennial event is one of the IOC’s key advocacy initiatives in the field of the environment and usually attracts hundreds of representatives from the Olympic family, governments, the UN system, academic institutions, NGOs, sponsors and the media. This year’s edition will also include the presentation of the third IOC Sport and Environment Awards, which recognise outstanding actions at grassroots level.
The on-line registration for the 10th IOC World Conference on Sport and the Environment will be launched shortly on www.olympic.org.