LAUSANNE, March 23, 2011 -The International Olympic
Committee (IOC), in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme
(UNEP) and the Qatar Olympic Committee will hold the 9th World Conference on
Sport and the Environment from 30 April to 2 May 2011 in Doha, Qatar.
Under the theme of
“Playing for a Greener Future”, the Conference will assess recent environmental
success stories concerning the sports movement, reflect on future challenges
and discuss sport’s contribution to the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable
Development (UNCSD) or the Rio+20 Earth Summit.
Keynote speakers will
include IOC President Jacques Rogge, Executive Director of UNEP Achim Steiner,
and the President of the Qatar Olympic Committee, HRH Prince Tamim Bin Hamad
The Conference comes at a
strategic moment, just ahead of the 2012 Rio+20 Earth Summit, which will be
held in June next year, and the London 2012 Olympic Games, events which both
have sustainability at the heart of their agendas.
It will bring together
representatives from the sports world, environmental organisations,
universities, governments, intergovernmental organisations and the private
The winners of the 2011
IOC Sport and Environment Awards, which recognise outstanding initiatives in
the area of sustainable sport and environment, will also be announced during
All sessions of the
official programme will be open to the media. A media working room will also be
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Click here to download the programme and find out more
information about the conference (please note that all times and topics may be
subject to change).
Click here for the official website of the conference.
Click here for more information on the venue.
For more information,
please contact the IOC Communications Department:
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