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Experts in Sport: Sustainability and climate change

In the latest Experts in Sport podcast, guests Dr Maddy Orr and Dr Russell Seymour, provide an informative discussion on sport, climate change and sustainability.

During the episode, host Martin Foster (Applied Sport Management Lead) and the researchers, both of whom have vast scientific experience in environmental studies, explain how climate change can affect current sporting events.
Based on their experience in the field, they discuss how climate possible adaptations are provided and form a basis for further discussion on the main climatic detriments caused in sport. They also exemplify how collective and individual actions could improve sustainability in the sporting environment.
Later, the panel highlight the importance of awareness and education to enhance positive climatic attitudes in the sporting community.

Sustainability in sport is of high importance to both academic staff and students at Loughborough.
Recently, 12 students from eight different nationalities (UK, Jamaica, Indonesia, Greece, USA, Norway, India, and China) took part in the SportsPro Media hackathon, competing against other students from around the world.
The teams pitched their ideas for improving sustainability in sport using the triple bottom line method (People, Planet and Profit). For more details on this initiative, visit:
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The Experts in Sport podcast is a regular series that brings together experts from across Loughborough University with external thought leaders to discuss the latest research and hot topics in sport and academia with new episodes launched regularly.

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Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2022 QS World University Rankings and University of the Year for Sport by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2022.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 7th in The UK Complete University Guide 2022, and 10th in both the Guardian University League Table 2022 and the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.

Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

The Loughborough University London campus is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities. It is home to influential thought leaders, pioneering researchers and creative innovators who provide students with the highest quality of teaching and the very latest in modern thinking.