• Sustainability in action!

    The Olympic Games mean much more than 16 days of events and the World Union of Olympic Cities encourages and supports the host cities of the Olympic Games and the Youth Olympic Games in implementing a positive legacy of the Games in accordance with environmental, economic and social values.

    Sport offers a wide range of promotion and possible actions in ensuring a sustainable development.

  • Tools available for the Union’s Members

    AISTS Sustainable Sport & Events (SSE) Toolkit
    Developed by the AISTS and VANOC, the Vancouver Organising Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the AISTS Toolkit is an online “how-to guide” which aims to integrate the management and sustainability practices into a realistic application for sport events,

    The AISTS  SSE Toolkit offers useful tips to its members in order to guide them with a step-by-step approach and the best practice examples (over 150 sports-related examples). Fore more information:

    The Union’s Members can benefit from free access to the AISTS SSE Toolkit and acess the module 1 of the Sport Sustainability E-learning ( If you are interested in becoming an  AISTS SSE Toolkit member, please send an e-mail to

    IOC Games Sustainability Compass
    Developed by the International Committee to assist Bid Committees, Games Organizers and Games Partners understand and optimize the social and environmental performance requirements of hosting an Olympic event, the IOC Games Sustainability Compass is a real living tool, updated and improved on a continual basis of sharing experiences and information.
    Divided in sections, such as the “Games Framework”, “Sites and Systems” and a “Resource Center”, all providing a schematic overview as well as a database related to infrastructures and services needed to host the Games, the Compass stands as a transverse and complete proposal fueled by those directly involved in delivering sustainability initiatives for the Games and independent experts in that field.
    Illustrated by relevant case studies or videos and references, the information offers broad guidance on past experiences and lessons learned that should be useful for future Games and their legacy.
    Online IOC Games Sustainability Compass.

    • AISTS Sustainable Sport & Events Toolkit
    • IOC Games Sustainability Compass