The Spo-GOMI World Cup 2023 will be held in Japan.Qualifying tournaments will be held in countries around the world.
Ocean debris is becoming a major issue worldwide.
Approximately 80% of debris comes from the land and its cities,
and it is thought that by 2050 it will exceed the amount of fish in the ocean.
The Nippon Foundation, which deals with marine issues,
is promoting “Umi-to-Nippon Project (The Ocean and Japan Project) - CHANGE FOR THE BLUE”,
a comprehensive ocean debris project in collaboration with industry,
government, academics and citizens.
As part of this, we are planning the World Cup of a Japanese sport
that makes picking up litter into a competition; SPOGOMI.
The aim is to create opportunities for everyone regardless of nation or generation,
to participate in reducing ocean debris.
“Turning garbage clean-up into a sport!”
The aim of the event is to realize the creation of clean and comfortable cities while having fun as if it were a sport.
It is a completely new sport originating in Japan that adds the essence of “sport” to the traditional litter-picking in
which companies and organizations are engaged,
and converts the conventional social service activity into a “competition”.
The fusion of “sport” and “community service” will renew the competitors’ own sense of value in picking up litter.
Teams of several people work together to pick up litter in a defined area under a time limit.
By competing for points based on the quantity and quality of litter, the sport can be enjoyed by all,
regardless of age, gender, or national borders.
To learn more about SPOGOMI, please see
the official SPOGOMI website or official social media accounts
Qualifying tournaments will be held in various countries around the world,
and the top-performing teams will qualify to participate in the World Cup in Japan.
*The host country of the qualifying tournament will be updated as needed.
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