‘The build-everything Games are over’: How Olympic impacts on the planet are forcing radical change
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‘The build-everything Games are over’: How Olympic impacts on the planet are forcing radical change

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One of the lesser told stories of Olympic ‘legacy’ involves an ancient forest on the slopes of Mount Gariwang in South Korea. A 15th century king deemed the mountain sacred to stop common folk stealing the wild ginseng which grew there, and over time its unique microclimate filled the forest with a rich array of animal and plant life. It became a place revered by Koreans, and in 2008 Gariwang Forest was awarded national protected status. In 2012, the South Korean government lifted that protection to build an Olympic ski run. Pyeongchang had just won the bid to host […]

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