The architect working on the University of Portsmouth’s environmentally-friendly sport centre is using sustainable design to challenge the status quo around fitness centre comfort. While most sports centre and gyms manipulate temperature to facilitate sport and exercise, the new facility – which is on target to receive BREEAM Outstanding certification...
A zero waste and carbon neutral FIFA World Cup has been promised by the bid committee hoping to bring the 2026 edition to North America, while competitor Morocco has revealed an innovative modular stadium strategy and eco-friendly transport plan. After bid documents were submitted in late-March, the two-horse race to...
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...
Julia Pallé, Formula E’s senior sustainability consultant, has been named as the new president of Sport and Sustainability International (SandSI). Pallé was elected to the position at the SandSI General Assembly in Amsterdam, and laid out the organisation’s vision for 2019 to its members and other stakeholders in the sport...
Ten guidelines designed to help sports organisations improve their sustainability operations has been published by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Sustainability Essentials is the first of several guides being developed by the body in a bid to help National Olympic Committees, International Sports Federations, and other sport organisations comply with...
EVERY NOW AND AGAIN, an ambitious upstart with an unrivalled drive and fierce will to win will upset the natural order in professional football. Europe could scarcely believe it when Greece beat Portugal in its own back yard to win the 2004 European Championships in Lisbon. Earlier that year,...
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) – one of the most iconic venues in cricket – has implemented an innovative organic dehydrator system, which turns its food and garden waste into a soil additive for the surrounding Yarra Park. The Gaia machine, which is distributed locally by Australian company Eco Guardians, prevents...
The next generation of electric Formula E cars will make their debut when the race comes to Saudi Arabia for the first time in December. Formula E has signed a 10-year agreement with the General Sports Authority and Saudi Arabian Motor Federation to host the electric race car series in...
The racing team of Sir Ben Ainslie has parted company with its exclusive sustainability partner after receiving investment from Ineos, a chemical, oil and gas company associated with fracking, SSJ can reveal. Ineos has replaced Land Rover as the principal sponsor of the sailing team, investing £110m to challenge for...
Finding cities capable of hosting the Winter Olympic Games is becoming increasingly challenging as a result of climate change, according to International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach. Bach said that while geographical obstacles limited the number of potential host cities anyway, the issue was being exacerbated by the changing...