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CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE FUTURE OF THE OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES: ATHLETE AND COACH PERSPECTIVES

Winter is changing at the past Olympic Winter Games locations.

A survey of 339 elite athletes and coaches from 20 countries was used to define fair and safe conditions for snow sports competitions. The frequency of unfair-unsafe conditions has increased over the last 50 years across the 21 Olympic host locations. 

The reliability of the host locations of the Olympic games changes radically if global emissions remain on the trajectory of the last two decades, leaving only one reliable host city by the end of the century. Athletes expressed trepidation over the future of their sport and the need for the sporting world to be a powerful force to inspire and accelerate climate action.

 

            


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