THE OG Rio 2016 – THE FOREST OF ATHLETES. A legacy of peace games.
Every Olympic athlete paraded at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games planted a tree that will form the Forest of Olympic athletes.
The Olympic Games represent peace and harmony between people, and every four years the world is in front of the electronics transmission to accompany the opening ceremony of this major world event. Perhaps the most important.
The Brazil as a country of great ecological and natural diversity first received the Olympic Games, and as such could not stop talking about the weather problems that plague the planet, and propose solutions.
One of the most exciting moments of the opening ceremony of the Olympics in Rio, on the night of Friday (5/8), was the entry of the 10,500 participating athletes, who thrilled the world with a reflection on the depletion of natural resources the planet. Athletes will create a new green area in Rio de Janeiro.
Every Olympic athlete receives tree seeds and planting in their own stadium the ceremony.
These seeds were directly taken shortly after the opening ceremony for a public space in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro City to form the “Forest of Athletes”.
The Forest Athletes will allow the development of hundreds of trees that will help the Olympic city of Rio de Janeiro (and the planet) against pollution and will also serve as a great public space of respect for the environment.
According to Abel Gomes, artistic director general of the ceremony, this will be the greatest legacy of the event. « We have the greatest biodiversity on the planet. And this space in Deodoro will emerge Forest Athletes in the Park Extreme, an area with more than 10,000 seedlings of 208 species native to the country, each species representing a delegation and for the refugees. Upon entering the stadium, each athlete will receive the seed of a tree and will plant in a plastic tube with earth ». Said Abel in an interview with columnist Bruno Astute.
Nothing fairer than this kind of attitude on the part of the organization of the Games Rio 2016. The city received the Meeting of the Middle mabiente in 1992, the landmark environmental discussions of the planet and the country that is constantly accused of allowing and condoning the destruction of forests like the Amazon.
The 2016 Olympic Games will bring together athletes for a little over 20 days, but these athletes will be together forever after the games this attitude is the world wish: Tο ensure a healthy and sustainable environment for future generations.