Project coordinator and mentee
CZECH OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (CZ NOC)
The Czech Olympic Committee was established on 18 May 1899, as one of the first NOCs in the world. Its mission is to develop and promote the Olympic values and ideals, and arrange the representation of the Czech Republic at Olympic Games. It represents the interests of Czech sport within the international Olympic Movement, as well as it undertakes publically beneficial activities in support of Czech sport and, in particular, its members. In these activities it works with all sport entities. CZ NOC is a “beginner” when it comes to sustainability, and therefore its aim for the ASAP project is to properly embark on the journey of making its operations, projects and initiatives more sustainable by creating, adopting and implementing an integrated sustainability strategy.
ASAP Project manager: Jana Janotova
Sustainability manager: Veronika Zemanova
Sustainability liaison: Lucie Tvrdkova
HUNGARIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (HU NOC)
The Hungarian Olympic Committee was established in 1885. It is the 6th oldest NOC in the world. The legal status of the HU NOC is a civil, sovereign, non-profit organisation. The actual main focus is to engage people with a new fan brand, which is closely connected to its Olympic Team. While being a beginner in the sustainability field, HU NOC has already implemented several environmental protection-related initiatives such as a waste recycling system. It also released two booklets on “Sport and the environment” in 2004 and 2015, and established an Environmental Protection and Sustainability Commission in the early 2000s. In 2019, sustainability was included in the new NOC Strategy, adopted by the General Assembly.
Sustainability manager: Dorottya Pignitzky
Sustainability liaison: Kristóf Szakolczai-Sándor
SLOVAK OLYMPIC AND SPORTS COMMITTEE (SK NOC)
The Slovak Olympic and Sports Committee was established in 1992 and was recognised by the International Olympic Committee in 1993. The mission of the SK NOC is to universally contribute to development of sports in the Slovak Republic, to spread and to popularize basic principles and values of Olympism, to expand the Olympic heritage through sports, to contribute to harmonic development of a human being, mutual understanding and friendship among nations, and to deepen peaceful coexistence. While also a beginner, the SK NOC has been active in the field of sustainability for a couple of years, closely following and aligning its activities with IOC’s Environmental calls and dedicated days. For example, SK NOC includes sustainability-related educational activities in its Olympic Day activities, or in the celebration of the Earth Day.
Sustainability manager: Ivana Motolikova
Sustainability liaison: Igor Kovac
NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE AND SPORTS CONFEDERATION OF DENMARK (DK NOC)
Its motto is „DK NOC moves Denmark“ and that is what defines what the organisation is: A voluntary, popular movement that helps to further develop the Danish society. Since 1983 DK NOC has been directly addressing environmental issues in sports, and since 1993 a full-time staff position has been dedicated to this. DK NOC adopted the first NOC Environmental Code focusing on the relationship between sport and nature, environment and planning already in 1995 (revised in 2008.) The code is implemented also by national sport federations. In 2020, sustainability became one of the cornerstone topics of the NOC’s new political programme, and the existing “Certification of Environment” to be applied by national sport federations will be economically supported through strategical work and with a knowledge forum.
Mentor: Dorthe O. Andersen
FINNISH OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (FI NOC)
The Finnish Olympic Committee represents all sport and physical activity from grassroots to elite sport in Finland. The NOC’s mission is to energise Finland through physical activity and sport. It contributes to unite and inspire the various partners to implement the mission. The FI NOC implemented many sustainable programmes, strategies, initiatives and activities. The most important are: Sustainable sports – sustainability programme for sports community 2020–2024, Sustainability Compass, Network for the environmental responsibility in sports, Sustainable development coach for clubs, and EcoCompass Event Project 2015–2017.
Mentor: Karoliina Ketola
GERMAN OLYMPIC SPORTS CONFEDERATION (DOSB)
The German Olympic Sports Confederation is the main non-governmental umbrella organisation of German sport. It was founded in 2006, resulting from the merger of the German Sports Confederation and the National Olympic Committee for Germany. The DOSB stands for performance, health, joy of living and the conveyance of values. While the DOSB has started to consider sustainability in the large sense of the term only in recent years, “sport and environment” has been an important topic for almost 30 years, as demonstrates the very successful “Green champions for Sustainable Sport events” project . In 2019, the DOSB published a comprehensive sustainability
strategy for its headquarters and is on its way to implementing it. To help other German sport organisations advance on their sustainability journey, DOSB is running an Olympic-Solidarity supported project „Implementing sustainability in German Sports Organisations“.
Mentor: Bianca Quardokus