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7 of the greenest sports complexes in the world

By: Bryan Nelson on Jan. 26, 2010, 5 a.m.
Richmond Olympic Oval

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Richmond Olympic Oval

The Richmond Olympic Oval will be the speed skating venue for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. The city is making serious efforts to make this year's Olympics one of the greenest in history, and this venue is a key part of reaching that goal. The inspiring LEED certified building contains three levels and a massive wood wave roof inspired by local ecology, using lumber affected by the Mountain pine beetle. It also features energy-saving refrigeration and rainwater collection systems.