A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP can aid elite sporting performance and help teams achieve goals, according to the sustainability manager of Volvo Ocean Race team Vestas 11th Hour Racing. Last week, the team dubbed the 2017/18 campaign’s “most sustainable” published an extensive report highlighting the various sustainability initiatives and...
THERE WAS A TIME WHEN BEING AT THE TOP END of the table was par for the course for VfL Wolfsburg. An unexpected title win in 2008/09 under the guidance of hardline coach Felix Magath instigated a short, concentrated period of success for the provincial club from Lower Saxony. Although...
REWARDS OF $10,000 WILL BE OFFERED to organisations or individuals in sailing who are undertaking innovative, impactful and replicable sustainability projects. World Sailing will allocate the funding in order to sustain the chosen projects over the next three years. Working with sustainability specialists, 11th Hour Racing, the governing body is inviting...
IN AN IRONIC TWIST OF FATE, the 2018 US Open will forever be remembered for opening up a sport-defining and – depending on your view – much-need debate about sexism and gender equality in tennis. On one of the most high-profile platforms in the sport, beaten finalist Serena Williams...
A BIODIVERSITY PROJECT DEVELOPED TO mitigate the environmental impact of this month’s Ryder Cup competition could be replicated across all 700 golf courses in France. Around 250,000 fans are expected to descend on Le Golf National in Paris between 25 and 30 September for the Europe vs US competition, disrupting...
THE 2017/18 SEASON WASN’T A VINTAGE ONE for FK Austria Vienna. A seventh placed-finish (out of 10 teams) and a 4-0 home drubbing at the hands of fierce city rival Rapid is not the kind of return the second most successful club in the country expects. Red Bull Salzburg may...
AS SOON AS HE JUMPED OUT of the water, after a monumentally brutal 49-day swim, adventurer and endurance athlete Lewis Pugh quickly sought articulate his motivation with the attention of the world’s media on him. “It’s almost as if we have taken out all the fish in the ocean and...
IT’S A WIDELY ACCEPTED VIEW that if an organisation wants to create wide-reaching sustainable impacts it should actively engage its supply chain. In convincing its suppliers to become more responsible, a company can become the catalyst for good practice in industries separate from its own. Sports events, large and small,...
SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES SUCH AS CLIMATE CHANGE, economic inequality and social injustice are “pressing concerns” for the sports community, says the International Olympic Committee (IOC), both in its management of day-to-day affairs and its “responsibility” towards young people and future generations. With the publication of its sustainability strategy in late-2016 and...
WHAT DOES THE RANGIT RIVER in India, the Russian province of Kostroma and Mathira East district of Kenya have in common? The same thing that links Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul state, Pocillas and La Estrella in Chile, southern Thailand and the nation of Pakistan. None of the locations are...