London 2012; Video: How London laid the groundwork for sustainable sporting architecture (CNBC on YouTube)

Governments hosting high-profile sporting events like the Olympics and FIFA World Cup are repeatedly criticized for building massive, unsustainable venues, often abandoned in the years after the big event. In 2012, London aimed to change that narrative, praised at the time by climate activists for paving the way for sustainable architecture. Nearly a decade later, how are these venues being used and repurposed? What can other host countries learn from 2012? CNBC’s Tom Chitty reports from London.

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Tokyo 2020; Publication Tokyo Metropolitan Government: Building the legacy – Beyond 2020 – (July 2021)

 

Building the Legacy – Beyond 2020-

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government promote initiatives that focus on the Tokyo 2020 Games legacy to use the Tokyo 2020 Games as a catalyst to further cultivate Tokyo as a mature city.

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a yearlong postponementof the Games, but the city has worked hard to make the most of this invaluable“Plus One” opportunity to host an event that is safe and secure.

In order to tell in an easy-to-understand manner the legacy created by multifaceted efforts in both tangible and intangible in preparation for the Games,we have released a booklet called “Building the Legacy – Beyond 2020-”

 

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Sydney 2000; Video: 20 years of Olympic Legacy

Sydney 2000: 20 years of Olympic Legacy

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Twenty years ago, Catherine Freeman, a proud Indigenous Australian athlete, lit the Olympic Cauldron marking the Opening Ceremony of Sydney 2000 – a Games that celebrated not only sports achievement but also unity, forgiveness, resilience and innovation.
 

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Vancouver 2010; 10 Years on: Olympic Legacy – Series of articles by the IOC

The Olympic Cauldron

 

Vancouver 2020: setting the standard for sport, sustainability and social legacy

 

Legacies for sport

 

Olympic Venues

 

Legacies for the city

 

Legacies for the people