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IJESD 2015 Vol.6(11): 868-875 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2015.V6.714

Attributes of Sustainable Event

S'harin Binti Mokhtar and Yi-Shin Deng
Abstract—The concept of sustainability in event has infiltrate lately since society gain greater understanding towards impacts that caused by event. In order to gain understanding on how an event embedding sustainable development to reduce the event impacts, Olympic Games had chosen as case study in this study because this mega-event had been successfully embedded sustainability principles and objectives in all areas of Games planning. Content analysis was carried out in eight official reports published by the organizers of Olympic Games from the year of 1994 to 2012 to identify the sustainable practices in Olympic Games. Based on the data from content analysis, six attributes of sustainable event were provided as a preference for other event organizers in organizing a sustainable event in the future.

Index Terms—Olympic games, sustainable event, sustainable development, attributes.

S'harin Binti Mokhtar is with the National Cheng Kung University, Tainan City, 701 Taiwan R.O.C. (e-mail:
Yi-Shin, Deng is with the National Taiwan University, Taipei City, 10617 Taiwan R.O.C. (e-mail:


Cite:S'harin Binti Mokhtar and Yi-Shin Deng, "Attributes of Sustainable Event," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 6, no.11, pp. 868-875, 2015.

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