If the World Cup is any indication, sporting events certainly draw devoted crowds and passionate players. So why not use competition to save the environment?

If the World Cup is any indication, sporting events certainly draw devoted crowds and passionate players.  So why not use competition to save the environment?

Taking on the role of the tournament organizer, the prize presenter, and official referee for such a matchup is the X PRIZE Foundation. And the playing field? Just off the US South Coast in the Gulf of Mexico.

At the TEDx Oil Spill Conference in Washington, DC on Monday, X PRIZE Vice President Francis Béland and senior advisor Dave Gallo announced serious plans to lauch a competition to help alleviate the damage of the BP oil disaster.

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