Paris Olympics promise climate action, experts remain sceptical

Paris Olympics promise climate action, experts remain sceptical

Paris Olympics organisers promised to take "unprecedented" action for the climate by halving the carbon footprint of previous Games and financing projects to reduce planet-heating greenhouse gases. But experts remain sceptical, especially after organisers dropped a pledge to set a hard limit on its overall carbon cost. About one-third of the heat-trapping emissions from the three-week spectacle is expected to come from transport, with millions of athletes, spectators, staff and journalists flying into Paris.




Ross Edgley completes world’s longest non-stop river swim

Ross Edgley completes world’s longest non-stop river swim

Endurance athlete Ross Edgley has announced he has completed a record-breaking continuous river swim: completing 510km without stopping, sleeping or touching land for over 62 hours in the freezing waters of the Yukon River in Canada. Edgely began the challenge in Whitehorse on Lake Laberge on Sunday 16th June, and finished in Dawson City on 19th June.










Olympic Qualifier Series Budapest: Recap

Olympic Qualifier Series Budapest: Recap

The second and final stop of the Olympic Qualifier Series (OQS) concluded this weekend in Budapest with more than 150 athletes clinching their Paris Olympics berths in BMX freestyle, breaking, skateboarding and sport climbing. Over 450 athletes from more than 120 national federations competed in the popular urban sports to crowds of young spectators in the four-day, festival-style event.