Dubbed “The fastest man with no legs”, Oscar Pistorius runs for South Africa as a double amputee. Born without a fibula in either leg, his legs were amputated below the knee before he was one year old. The first amputee runner to compete in the Olympic Games, Pistorius ran for his country in the 400m and 4x400m relay with the aide of carbon-fiber prosthetics and has become a symbol of persistence, equality, and opportunity. In spite of obvious challenges, Pistorius runs on, and made history by competing in the semi-finals of the 400m in the 2012 Olympic Games. As someone who has overcome considerable odds to achieve lofty goals, what can we learn from the experience and achievements of Oscar Pistorius?
Just a few days after the closing of the 2012 Olympics in London and with the Paralympic Games just around the corner from August 29-September 9, we wanted to look back and realize one of the biggest challenges of the event: the first sustainable Olympics in the history of the games.
Strategically planned and applied, the team faced a challenge that seemed all but impossible from the first day, but by combining knowledge, work, dedication, and of course a little investment, the impossible was achieved. How did the team arrive at the proposed objectives? Are these really the first sustainable Olympics? Discover in the following the details of the Titanic of sustainable plans, and the achievements reported so far.