Sports

Health 08-04-2021

French rally champion commits to planting one tree for every lap win

Three-time French rally champion Yoann Bonato announced in late March that he would commit to planting a tree each time he sets the fastest time 'scratch' during a 'special', of which there are many during a race. As he will be competing in 17 races in the 2021 season, there is a chance for many trees to be planted. EURACTIV France reports.
Health 08-04-2021

VfL Wolfsburg tops new Bundesliga environmental rankings

Football club VfL Wolfsburg is the most environmentally friendly team in the Bundesliga, according to the latest rankings from Sport Positive, an organisation working to rank Europe’s football leagues by environmental commitment.
Health 30-03-2021

Paris 2024 Olympics on course to being world’s first ‘climate-positive’ sporting event

The Olympic Games to be held in Paris in 2024 will be the "first sporting event in the world" to have a positive impact on the climate, according to the Paris 2024 board of directors, which approved its climate strategy in mid-March. EURACTIV France reports.
Health 12-03-2021

Slovak vaccine-induced political crisis and “green” football

This week on EURACTIV’s Yellow Room, we are bringing our international network to Brussels, focusing on Slovakia’s current political situation and how it is affected by the purchase of the Russian Sputnik vaccine
Health 08-03-2021

Football can drive green revolution, French group says

Football might not be seen as the most eco-friendly of sports, but a new report suggests it has the potential to become one of the main drivers of the coming green transition, EURACTIV France reports.
Health 02-03-2021

Toulouse stadium to invest in fight against climate change

The largest stadium in the French city of Toulouse that hosts mostly football and rugby matches announced its partnership last month with Time for the planet, an initiative that allows citizens, investment funds, banks, and companies to invest as little as €1 in the fight against climate change. EURACTIV France reports.
Health 24-02-2021

Two-thirds of French sports fans ready to boycott non-eco-friendly events

Sports fans are interested in environmental issues and brands should take such trends into account, according to the new "Meaningful Passions" study. The study also confirmed that about two-thirds of French fans would even boycott an event with no environmental commitment. EURACTIV France reports.
Health 24-02-2021

French association teaches sports clubs to be more environmentally friendly

The French association Match for Green, which aims to make sports more environmentally friendly, started offering training to support sports clubs in their green transition from Monday (22 February). EURACTIV France reports.
Health 22-02-2021

UK Premier League clubs ranked according to environmental commitment

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club came first in this year's EPL Sustainability Table, published by the UN-backed Sport Positive Summit, which ranks the UK Premier League's most environmentally committed football clubs. EURACTIV France reports.
Health 16-02-2021

Local, eco-responsible production of sports gear gains ground in France

Whether they are footballs or jerseys, a great deal of today's sports equipment is produced on the other side of the world and is made from plastics and chemicals that are often harmful to peoples' health and the environment. However, the good news is that in France, a trend of local and eco-responsible production is gaining ground. EURACTIV France reports.
Health 09-02-2021

Ex-French rugby player starts green label for environmental feats in sports

The Fair Play for Planet label, which was recently created by former French rugby player Julien Pierre, aims to support and recognise environmental commitment in sports. EURACTIV France reports.
Health 04-02-2021

Football managers show goodwill but little commitment in green transition – report

Football managers have shown goodwill but little commitment when it comes to promoting a transition to a green and sustainable sport, a report published on Tuesday (2 February) by LifeTackle shows. EURACTIV France reports.
Health 03-02-2021

French association holds first environmental awareness week for sports students

In order to raise young people's environmental awareness, the French association of sports students, known as ANESTAPS, organised its first edition of the National Week of Sports and the Environment at the end of January. EURACTIV France reports.
Health 26-01-2021

French sports retailer Decathlon to participate in EU ‘green consumption’ project

The European Commission launched its green consumption commitment initiative on Monday (25 January) and French sporting goods retailer Decathlon was among the first companies to announce its participation in the project. EURACTIV France reports.
Health 22-01-2021

Monte Carlo Rally has no place in ‘post-crisis world’, say environmentalists

The first round of the World Rally Championship began with the Monte Carlo Rally on Thursday (21 January). However, the sport's polluting nature, criticised by environmental associations, is raising questions about its raison d'être. EURACTIV France reports.
Health 12-01-2021

France sees incredible boom in sports recycling centres

Sports recycling centres have only appeared across France in the past few years, aiming to recycle sports equipment and work towards zero waste in sports. Although fairly recent, they have seen incredible growth, expected to continue in 2021. EURACTIV France reports.
Health 04-01-2021

Amateur football club in German coal region plans to go climate neutral

SG Eintracht Peitz has set itself ambitious goals. Surrounded by some of Germany's worst polluting factories, it wants to become the first climate-neutral amateur club in Germany. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Competition 16-12-2020

Speed skating’s tough rules carved up by EU court

Eligibility rules imposed by the governing body of professional ice skating are not in keeping with the EU’s competition codex because they unfairly penalise competitors, the EU’s top court ruled on Wednesday (16 December).
Health 08-12-2020

How sustainable is German football?

There are currently no fans in the stadium. Sad for the fans, but good for the environment, because fans are a burden on the climate. Sooner or later, they will come back, and in the meantime, clubs can take care of their CO2 balance. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Health 04-12-2020

French football clubs and food banks partner up to tackle food waste

Although sporting events generate large amounts of food waste, French football clubs have found a solution: cooperating with food banks. EURACTIV France reports.
Brexit 02-12-2020

English football clubs to face new immigration limits post-Brexit

The dominance of England’s football clubs on the beautiful game in Europe could become an unlikely victim of post-Brexit immigration policy, with new restrictions to be imposed on the number of overseas players which clubs can sign.
Health 27-11-2020

French public authority helps football clubs toward achieving ‘zero waste’

Reducing the production of waste at sporting events remains a challenge for football clubs in France. In the Puy-de-Dôme and Haute-Loire regions, a public authority is helping clubs work towards achieving zero waste. EURACTIV France reports.
Health 19-11-2020

Climate-conscious football fans not ready to change their ways, says study

A study carried out as part of the Life Tackle project demonstrates that while football fans attach great importance to the environment, their behaviour is not always "climate-friendly". EURACTIV France reports.
Health 09-10-2020

German start-up leads sports clubs towards sustainability

Vanessa Nord believes that a rethinking is underway in Germany's professional sports. In 2019, the 28-year-old founded a company that supports clubs on their way to sustainability: ecologically, socially and economically. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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