Tag Archives: IOC

Campaigner call for ban on Olympics junk food promotion

THE CO-ORDINATOR of the Children’s Food Campaign Malcolm Clarke has issued a challenge to the new president of the International Olympics Committee.   Upon the election of Thomas Bach, Clark issued a statement calling for Bach to take a more ‘robust and responsible’ approach to the promotion of junk food and drink throughout the international…
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Rio 2016 launches Sustainability Management Plan

THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games this week presented its Sustainability Management Plan, as it starts to integrate sustainability best practice into planning and operations.   The launch was marked by the signing of a technical cooperation agreement with the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) which will, among other things, provide an…
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FootprintFeature: Salt, Sugar, Sweat

WITH MASSIVE sponsorship from fast food companies and a veil of secrecy covering alternative catering, London 2012 was quickly titled ‘the junk food Olympics’. But was that an accurate moniker, and could it actually have a positive outcome?   Long billed as the “largest peacetime catering operation in the world”, the Olympic Games saw over…
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‘The Obesity Games’

JUNK FOOD brands should be excluded from sponsoring sporting events, according to the Children’s Food Campaign.     London 2012 sponsors attacked in new report   In a hard-hitting new report, the campaigning group claims that the power of corporate sponsors like McDonald’s and Coca-Cola has undermined the positive health legacy from this year’s Olympics.…
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Tax for Mac

MCDONALD’S HAVE become the first Olympic sponsor to refuse their Olympic tax break.   The move follows revelations by Ethical Consumer magazine and also pressure from the online campaign group 38 Degrees.   Under HMRC rules the Olympic site in East London has now become the world's latest tax haven. The result is that most…
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