Cátia Relíquias Teresa
Cátia Relíquias Teresa joined the Social Responsibility Unit of SportAccord in January 2012. Before moving to sport administration, Cátia worked as a physical education teacher and women’s football coach while being a football athlete herself. She is passionate about and works with sport, social responsibility, sustainability and events. Cátia has collaborated with Rio2016, organised the (International Federation) IF Forum 2012 and implemented the social programmes associated with the SportAccord Combat & Mind Games. Currently, Cátia is further developing the SportAccord Sustainable Sport Events Strategy which is to benefit its 93 member International Federations’ events directly.
"Middle sized and mega sports events have huge economic, social and environmental impacts. Thinking sustainable from the planning stages of such events will minimize its negative consequences and will allow the organisers to save money, increase brand value and create significant legacy for the sport, the event and the local community. After comparing the costs and benefits of implementing sustainability, my only question is: Why Isn't This Common Practice Yet?"