With a focus on how to create more active and liveable cities, The World Union of Olympic Cities has chosen Copenhagen for its annual summit, taking place November 22nd to 24th 2021.
Usually, Smart Cities and Sport Summit is only hosted in an Olympic host city or the Olympic headquarter. The World Union of Olympic Cities has however, made an exception based on Copenhagen having hosted the 2009 IOC congress.
”As the National Olympic Committee of Denmark, we at DIF are very proud that Copenhagen will be the host city for Smart Cities & Sport. Copenhagen is a prime example of how to create urban environments that promote movement in everyday life. At the same time, the congress is a great start to the cooperation between the city of Copenhagen, DGI and DIF, which aims to make the capital the world’s most active city,” says Hans Natorp, chairman of DIF, NOC and Sports Confederation of Denmark.
Copenhagen is a currently busy hosting the EURO2020 and getting, while also preparing to welcome the combined WorldPride and EuroGames later this summer and the Tour de France – Grand Départ next year.
As part of the EURO2020, Copenhagen has a strong focus on incorporating sustainability. According to Copenhagen‘s CVB, Wonderful Copenhagen, Denmark will push the boundaries of how to stage events in a sustainable and responsible way. Smart Cities & Sport will thus be a great platform to join, discuss, and share ideas.