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Name: Sports Summit for the Environment in EXPO 2005 AICHI, JAPAN
Time: 30 July (Saturday)-31 July (Sunday) 2005
Location: Nagoya Norakudo and the EXPO Dome, Aichi-prefecture

The United Nations has determined that 2005 will be the "International Year of Sport and Physical Education", while at the same time serve as the first year of the "Decade of Education for Sustainable Development." The year 2005 is also the year in which the first international exposition is held in the 21st century:"EXPO2005, AICHI" under the theme of "Nature's Wisdom."

The United Nations is using various methods to solve issues on a global scale and there is much expectation on the role of sports in achieving this. To this end, groups including the Japan Association for the 2005 World Exposition, the Chunichi Shimbun, NPO Global Sports Alliance (GSA) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have made plans to use the opportunity of the World Exposition in Aichi, Japan to promote environmental awareness and action among sports enthusiasts worldwide. This is the foundation for the "Sports Summit for the Environment 2005".

Organized by:
Sports Summit for the Environment Executive Committee
-Japan Association for the 2005 World Exposition
-Chunichi Shimbun
-NPO Global Sports Alliance (GSA)
-United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Supported by:
UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), UNICEF Japan, Japan Sports Association (JASA), Japan Olympic Committee (JOC), Japan Olympians Association, Japan Volleyball Association, Ski Association of Japan, Japan Sailing Federation, Japan Golf Federation, Japan Tennis Federation

Saturday, 30 July

SSE 2005 Presentations
Time: 13.30-15.30
Place: Nagoya Norakudo, 1-1-1 San No Maru, Naka-ku, Nagoya

1. Opening welcome
Klaus Toepfer, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director
Seiichi Kanise, NPO Global Sports Alliance (GSA)
2. Opening presentation
The United Nations' Decade of Education for Sustainable Development
Mr. Wataru Iwamoto, Division of Secondary, Technical and Vocational Education, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director
3. Presentations
1. International Year of Sport and Physical Education (ITSPE 2005)
Michael Kleiner, Director of Physical Education, UNESCO, Head of UN Office IYSPE 2005
2. The Influence of Sport on the Environment
Eric Falt, Director of Communications and Public Information, UNEP
3. The Role of International Sports Organizations
Masato Mizuno, IOC Sports and Environment Commission, Chairman of the Japan Olympic Committee Sports and Environment Commission
4. The Role of Sports and NPOs
Tatsuo Okada, NPO Global Sports Alliance (GSA) Executive Director
5. Sporting Goods Productions and Consumption
World Federation for the Sporting Goods Industry
6. The Role of Sporting Events in Developing Countries
Theodore Oben, Head of Youth and Sport Programs, UNEP
7. A Future Where We Can Play Sport
Kenji Ogiwara, Nordic combined skier, Olympic gold medallist
Tsugiharu Ogiwara, Nordic combined skier, sportscaster

Sunday, 31 July 2005

RECYCL'art-Master Exhibition and Final Judging
Time: 10:30-12:00
Place: EXPO Dome, Aichi Expo 2005

Sports Summit 2005
Time: 13:00-18:45
Place: EXPO Dome, Aichi Expo 2005

Participants: Klaus Toepfer (Executive Director, UNEP), Kenji Ogiwara (Nordic combined skiing, Olympic gold medallist), Tsugiharu Ogiwara (Nordic combined skiing, sportscaster), Toru Kikuchi (Sailing), Greg LeMond (Cycling, '86, '89, '90 Tour de France winner), Mikako Kotani (Synchronized swimming, Olympic bronze medallist), Hirofumi Konishi (Climbing), Takuji Araki (Lifesaving), Takashi Saiki (Skiing), Junji Sakata (Ice hockey), Takahiro Sema (Bobsleigh), Tsuyoshi Takahashi (Motor racing), Susumu Teramoto (Sepak Takraw), Yuichiro Miura (skiing), Morgan Foster (Beach flags), MOTOKO (Windsurfing), Hiroshi Yamamoto (Archery, Olympic silver medallist), Masami Yusa (Lifesaving), Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble

1. Presentation by the UN Agencies and International Sports Organizations

2. Athlete's Messages: Japanese and international athletes share their thoughts on the global environment and their hopes for the future of sport.

3. Special Concert by Yo-Yo Ma: A collaboration between SSE 2005 and the world-renowned cellist. Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble give a special performance.

4. RECYCL'art Award Ceremony
RECYCL'art is art created from old or unused sports equipment. Contributions from the general public will be displayed at the Summit, and an award ceremony held to acknowledge the best examples. RECYCL'art contributed by art students from Aichi prefecture will also be on display.

5. Announcement of the Sports and the Environment Joint Declaration
Including the individual declarations collected from individuals and sports organizations worldwide, the joint declaration will indicate to the world the commitment of sports to tackling environmental problems and developing a sustainable society.

6. Passing on the Message
The message of the Sports Summit is passed on to the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino and the 2008 Beijing Olympics in a special Ecoflag presentation ceremony.

For more information on the Sports Summit for the Environment (SSE) 2005, contact

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