Green sports advocates to win awards and scholarships at the 2018 Asian Games

Olympic Council of Asia to provide $5,000 for four winners who demonstrate responsible sport credentials

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Jakarta’s Gelora Bung Karno Stadium will be the main venue at the 2018 Asian Games

Four individuals, groups or organisations will be recognised for their contribution to green sports during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.

The Olympic Council of Asia, the governing body responsible for overseeing Olympic sport in the continent, has established the OCA Sports and Environment Awards to celebrate sport as a driver of environmental efforts at local, national and global level.

Winners will receive a trophy during the event, which last between 18 August – 2 September, and a $5,000 scholarship each.

Areas of interest, but a “non-exhaustive list”, include: design and construction of sports facilities; protection of biodiversity through sport; environmental education through sport; environmentally-managed sports events; and media coverage promoting sustainability.

Entrants must be nominated by a National Olympic Committee, recognised organisation or Asian Federation before 15 June.

The judging panel will be composed of members of the OCA Environment Committee, and will take into account factors such as impact of the project promoting sustainable sport and innovation of approaches.

Jakarta’s Gelora Bung Karno Stadium will host the majority of the 2018 Asian Games.

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