Sochi 2014: Too Much, Too Fast?

The Sochi 2014 will be hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics. The last time in history that the Russian location hosted an Olympic was when the Soviet Union hosted the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.

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Sochi want to make the best possible use of the opportunities created by hosting the Olympics and the project to ensure and enhance the long-term sustainable development of the city and Russia as a whole.

 

the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee announced the launch of the second Sustainability Award «Gateway to the Future!», and the start of the third stage of the Green Building Recognition Program — a contest for investors and operating companies of the Olympic venues.

The «Gateway to the Future!» prize will be awarded in 10 categories.

  1. Best complex project

  2. Best project for youth engagement

  3. Best innovative project

  4. Best project in «Healthy living»

  5. Best project in «Harmony with nature»

  6. Best project in «Barrier-free World»

  7. Best project in «Economic prosperity»

  8. Best project in «Modern technologies»

  9. Best project in «Culture and national values»

  10.  Best Company of the year

 

FUN FACT:

Sochi 2014: Russia to take Olympic torch on spacewalk for first time in history

 

The Olympics wants to supply a positive change in the social, economic and environmental factors of this country. Environmental Support for the Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games <<Youtube video (youtube button didn’t work..)

Although, these Olympics are viewed to be very “green” and environmentally friendly, there are some controversy within the process of setting up the events. For Sochi Olympics, Russia Dumps Tons of Construction Waste In Illegal Landfills. With these high standards, it seems Sochi is falling short of the original environmentally safe pitch. Dumping waste into illegal landfills will negatively affect the surrounding locations, opposite of what the original goal was. Also having thousands of people flying into the  remote location in Russia is also a significant impact on the area.

 

 

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