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Chris Chard, Cheryl Mallen and Cheri L. Bradish

In 2008, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) announced that they had signed a $58 million (US) sponsorship agreement with British Petroleum (BP), an oil company with well-known environmental concerns and offenses. The current case is set in July 2010 amidst BP’s most recent, and largest, environmental incident. The purpose of this case is to answer a key question: What action (if any) should LOCOG take with respect to its partnership with BP given the Gulf Coast oil spill? Additionally, students are challenged to form opinions regarding the environmental and social responsibilities of an Olympic sponsor, and to develop a strategic plan and policies for Olympic partners related to their environmental and social actions in the future.

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Joyce Olushola Ogunrinde

Operator’s Kit for Evaluation (STOKE) certification in response the exponential growth of surf tourism and consequently, its impact on the environment. Section 5 on Sociocultural Approaches to ES begins with Johnson and Ali in Chapter 24 taking a critical social science approach in identifying greenwashing

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jay johnson and Adam Ehsan Ali

. Millington and Wilson ( 2013 ) note this dissonance in the case of golf course managers, while Ramus and Montiel ( 2005 ) illuminate the lack of commitment amongst leading industry corporations to implement promoted environmental policies. Both of these are examples of greenwashing, whereby companies do not

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Kyle Bunds and Jonathan Casper

development; Karamichas’ ( 2013 ) book, The Olympic Games and the Environment , which is a cross-national study that utilizes environmental sociology to examine the Olympic Games; and Miller’s ( 2017 ) book, Greenwashing Sport , which critically examines the carbon footprint of sport and environmentally

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Rob Millington, Simon C. Darnell and Brad Millington

“greening” of sport mega-events (see Cantelon & Letters, 2000 ) and the practice of “greenwashing,” whereby corporations attempt to market themselves as environmentally conscious and their products as environmentally sustainable (see Lenskyj, 1998 ; and Beder, 2002 ). In response to these critiques

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Jules Boykoff

from numerous groups, such as Occupy London, Youth Fight for Jobs, Save Leyton Marsh, the UK Tar Sands Network, the Reclaim Shakespeare Company, and the Greenwash Gold campaign. In addition, I completed a Community Legal Observer program with the Newham Monitoring Project that trained dozens of people