Really interesting (and sad) thoughts… do you think that events are learning from examples like Rio 2016, or are events ignoring the negative legacies left by other events?
Unfortunately things like this happen in most (if not all) the Olympics, and is not only related to social issues, but also environmental and economic. Just in 2018, for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, tens of thousands of trees were cut down just to create a new downhill track (which ironically only had artificial snow). The IOC might be taking some sustainable actions, but there is still a lot that can be done!
Really interesting post. Thanks for bringing awareness to this topic!
It was very interesting to read this! The truth is that social issues like this one deserve more attention from event planners…
Sustainability has been a topic of emerging importance in the events industry, however, I believe that a lot more can be done, and I am sure it will be in the near future!
I’m sure in the near future, more sustainable measure will be taken to protect and prioritise host communities.
Shocking that this happened just a few years ago, hopefully in the future the Olympics, and many other mega-events, will find a way to become more sustainable and give back what they take from society!