Rita Koban, the multiple kayak world and Olympic champion, is leading a drive in her country, Hungary, to protect the environment through sport. Short green films - made by the Hungarian Olympic Committee's Environmental Section, which she chairs - are regularly shown during the breaks in major sports events on Hungarian television. The Section also distributes flyers, leaflets, posters and other information materials at such occasions. It has developed detailed environmental programmes for particular sports events - including the 2003 World Gymnastic Championships in Debrecen, Hungary - emphasizing rubbish collection, energy-saving transport and communicating the importance of environmental protection. It also arranges games and meetings where Olympic champions discuss the issue with young people, and plans to set up an 'Athletes for Environment' award.
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