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Post-Sochi: Environmentalists Call on Olympic Committee to Consider Future Game’s Climate Impacts

letter was sent to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Friday from Global Greengrants Fund asking it to change course on how it chooses future Olympic sites and to call on Russian authorities to release imprisoned environmentalists.

The request comes as a final report cataloguing the extensive environmental destruction has been released, and as jailed Russian environmental activist, Yevgeny Vitishko, continues his hunger strike and is transferred to a penal colony for a three-year sentence.

“The environmental destruction caused by the Sochi Games, and the arrest and imprisonment of environmentalists who are simply trying to get the word out, is unconscionable.”

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/24/post-sochi-olympic-committee-consider-games-climate-impacts/