LOCOG delivers Sustainability Ambassador Award
British Triathlon Board Member and Chair of the ITU Sustainability Commission, Ian Braid has been awarded a LOCOG Sustainability Award for his outstanding contribution to achieving a truly sustainable Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Ian Braid was presented with his award last week as he took a tour of the Olympic triathlon venue in Hyde Park, as it nears completion ahead of the events on the 4 and 7 August. Key sustainability stakeholders from British Triathlon, Upsolut Sports, UK Sport and LOCOG joined Ian in Hyde Park as the group learnt how sustainability has informed the delivery of the Games covering topics such as waste, energy, environmental impact, procurement, food and equipment.
The group’s visit is the beginning of a longer journey to ensure that key learning’s from the London 2012 Olympic Games can be transferred to the ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final in 2013 as Ian comments: “This was the first meeting to begin sharing the sustainability learning from the Olympics so that we can integrate this not only into the ITU World Triathlon Series Final in 2013, but also into other major sporting events in the United Kingdom that are funded by UK Sport.
Kate Chapman, the London 2021 Sustainability Advisor ensuring Hyde Park delivers on its sustainability credentials presented Ian with his award, adding: "I am really pleased to have this opportunity to work with the International triathlon community to ensure that there is a genuine sustainable legacy from the Games that can be integrated into the London final in 2013 and the ITU World Triathlon Series globally."
The triathlon community will be looking forward to the Olympic triathlons, set to be among the most memorable events of the London 2012 Games. The women’s race takes place on Saturday 4 August at 9am and the men’s on Tuesday 7 August at 11:30am. Triathlon will be one of the few free-to-view sports during the Olympic Games, with much of Hyde Park open and un-ticketed during the events. Join the conversation on twitter at #triathlon
Fans can watch the action at a number of iconic London landmarks including the south side of the Serpentine, The Wellington Arch, and Buckingham Palace, as well as plenty of areas within Hyde Park to view the event. To find out more and start planning your triathlon events visit www.britishtriathlon.org/london-2012