OCA to reward sports and environment initiatives

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The Olympic Council of Asia today launched the OCA Sports and Environment Award, which will be presented at the OCA General Assembly in Jakarta, Indonesia, in August.

In a circular dated May 16 to OCA member National Olympic Committees, Asian Sports Federations and other OCA-recognised organisations, OCA Director General Husain Al Musallam said the award had been initiated to acknowledge and honour environment-related initiatives connected to sport in Asia.

“I have the pleasure to inform you that the OCA, in association with the OCA Sports and Environment Committee, has initiated the OCA Sports and Environment Award,” he said.

“The Award has been launched in order to recognise and celebrate the achievements of individuals, groups and organisations that have shown initiative and taken action to drive environmental efforts and projects within their community vis-à-vis the promotion of green sports at local, national and global level throughout Asia.”

The OCA Sports and Environment Award will be presented to four individuals, groups or organisations – selected by a jury composed of members of the OCA Environment Committee – at the OCA General Assembly in Jakarta on August 19. Each of the four winners will also receive a US$5,000 scholarship.

Nominations must be submitted on an official entry form by or through National Olympic Committees, OCA-recognised organisations or Asian Federations, endorsed by the President or Secretary General of the responsible nominating organisation. Any of the three organisations responsible for submitting entries can send in more than one nomination.

The deadline for entry is June 15, 2018. Nominations must be submitted to the OCA with a copy to the OCA Environment Committee at: ki72@triathlon.or.kr 

Themes for projects related to Green Sports in Asia can include, among others:

*Design and/or construction of sports facilities.

*Protection and enhancement of biodiversity or cultural heritage through sports.

*Environmental education or raising awareness in the sports community of environmental and sustainability issues.

*Environment-friendly management of sports events, facilities or clubs.

*Media coverage and production of material to promote sustainability in sport.

For further information, please contact the OCA Environment Committee Secretariat at: ki72@triathlon.or.kr

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