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Alps without Olympics: CIPRA’s demands concerning Olympic Winter Games

CIPRA International believes that, given the present situation, the Olympic Winter Games should no longer be held in the Alps. The Alps should remain the Olympic-free zone they have been since 2006. As they currently stand, the Olympic Winter Games are neither environmentally nor socially acceptable. CIPRA is therefore opposed to the Winter Olympics being staged in the Alps – or anywhere else – in their current form. Developments in recent decades show that the mountain regions are no longer suitable venues for these environmentally harmful and ruinous major events. Referendums held in the Canton of Grisons and in Munich prove that large segments of the population of the Alps are no longer willing to shoulder the burden of Olympic Winter Games.

Author(s):

CIPRA Internationale Alpenschutzkommission
Im Bretscha 22
9494  Schaan
Tel.  +423 237 53 53
Fax:  +423 237 53 54


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Dossier on the Winter Olympics

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