News17 Aug 2023

WCH Budapest 23 Green Zone highlights


At the Green Zone in Budapest (© Bob Ramsak)

As part of their sustainability efforts at the World Athletics Championships Budapest 23, World Athletics and the local organising committee teamed up to create a dedicated Green Zone in the stadium park which host awareness-raising activities, daily quizzes with prizes and meet & greets with athletes over the course of the championships.

Athletes appeared daily to meet with fans and speak with journalists to discuss some of their concerns, their own sustainabilty initiatives and ways that the sport of athletics and its events can reduce their environmental impact and improve their social impact. Below are a few photos of some of the activities and athlete appearances at the Budapest Green Zone.





From left: pole vaulter Eliza McCartney speaking with journalists, US discus thrower Sam Mattis contributing to a crowd-sourced painting, and 800m legend David Rudisha signing the World Athletics Sustainabilty Strategy banner



Waste bins at the Paavo Nurmi Games



From left: 10,000m silver medallist Daniel Ebenyo of Kenya (l) and bronze medallist Selemon Barega (r) with David Rudisha (second from left), Ambassador Harriet Nduma, Kenya Deputy Head of Mission in Vienna; and Kelsey-Lee Barber giving an interview and the Budapest 23 ecycling and waste management team with Ebenyo




From left: young people enjoying activities in one of the Green Zone tent and fans reading the World Athletics Sustainability Wall.