Climate change and the future of international events

A case of the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Authored by: Lisa M. DeChano-Cook , Fred M. Shelley

Routledge Handbook of Sport and the Environment

Print publication date:  August  2017
Online publication date:  July  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138666153
eBook ISBN: 9781315619514
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Outdoor sports can have a considerable impact on the natural environment. For example, soccer fields experience compacting of the soil. Golf courses use large amounts of water in order to keep the greens in good shape, and this may lower the water table. Motor vehicle racetracks can affect the microclimates of the areas in which they are located because of the large amount of asphalt used to pave them.

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