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Winter Olympics: With Glowing Hearts Burning to CO2 and Soot

Posted by feww on February 16, 2010

Olympics: Recurring Environmental Holocaust!

What part of sustainability do people find difficult to understand?

XXI Olympic Winter Games, or the 21st Winter Olympics, is an commercial global media event held on February 12–28, 2010, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The operating budget for the Vancouver Organizing Committee is about $1.6 billion.

How Many and How Much?

  • About 2,630 “athletes” have attended the games
  • So did another 5,000 officials, coaches, trainers, referees, doctors, performance enhancing drugs experts…
  • Also 10,000 reporters, photographers and other media representatives
  • Up to 2 million people from 80 countries could visit Vancouver during the games
  • Worldwide TV audience to exceed 3 billion

Carbon Footprint for the 21st Winter Olympics: ~ 1.8MMT of CO2

[Note the Carbon FT is based on (i) about 1 million attendances from US  and Canada, (ii) 1/2 million attendances from other countries, and (iii) operating budget and venue development of about $2billion.]


A 2010 Winter Olympics Logo. Image may be subject to copyright. See Fair Use Notice.

There’s nothing to stop true athletes from competing locally and using existing technology to compare results.

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5 Responses to “Winter Olympics: With Glowing Hearts Burning to CO2 and Soot”

  1. […] Winter Olympics: With Glowing Hearts Burning to CO2 and Soot […]

  2. […] Winter Olympics: With Glowing Hearts Burning to CO2 and Soot […]

  3. feww said

    Vancouver Olympics fighting the title of ‘worst Games ever’
    Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/canada/Vancouver+Olympics+fighting+title+worst+Games+ever/2575577/story.html

    Vancouver Games continue downhill slide from disaster to calamity
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2010/feb/15/vancouver-winter-olympics-2010

  4. AK said

    Canadians protested the Olympic Games because their government has spent exorbitant amounts of $ at the expense of public services like subsidized housing.

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