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Meet the World's First Carbon-Neutral Soccer Club

FIFA, soccer’s international governing body, recently recognized the Forest Green Rovers as the greenest soccer club in the world. The United Nations has certified the FGR as the world’s first carbon-neutral football club. It is also the first and only vegan pro soccer club on the planet.
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This UK Soccer Club is Trialing Edible Coffee Cups

Next year, we are being promised the world’s first carbon-neutral FIFA World Cup. Pulling this off will be no mean feat – from construction to travel and accommodation, Qatar 2022 is expected to produce up to 3.6 million tons of CO2.
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'Authentically Myself' Beats Medals for Non-binary U.S. Olympic Skateboarder

Alana Smith’s teenage years were not the stuff of Olympic dreams, growing up with a backdrop of family issues and struggles with mental health. Yet the 20-year-old skateboarder overcame it all to become one of the most talked-about stars of the Tokyo 2020 Games, despite not winning a medal.
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Team LGBTQ+ Wins Visibility at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Over the past two weeks, more than 180 openly LGBTQ+ athletes have taken to the tracks, pools and fields in Japan's capital, triple that of Rio in 2016, illustrating a surge in confidence among LGBTQ+ sportspeople.
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Trans Children Are Being Banned From Sports Nationwide — But Professional Trans Athletes Are Standing Alongside Them

More restrictions are being placed on transgender girls and women from playing on high school and college levels, which professional trans athletes are calling an infringement on trans rights.
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How A Man In Prison Used A Rowing Machine To Become A Record-Breaking Triathlete

He was raised in a family of career criminals. The year he was born, in 1983, his uncle orchestrated a heist of £26 million worth of gold, diamonds, and cash...
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Paving a Path for Justice: 7 Runners Making a Difference to Follow on Instagram

We profiled seven runners using running as a platform to build community and fight for justice — for both people and the planet.
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NFL Airs LGBTQ+ Commercial After Raiders’ Carl Nassib Comes Out as Gay

On June 21st, active NFL player Carl Nassib came out as gay by posting a video on his Instagram page with a heartfelt letter. In it, he talks about the “agonizing” decision to publicly come out and how in spite of that, he was received with love and support by his community.
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