POSTED: June 29th 2014
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PyeongChang: IOC brings organizers and partners together for Sochi 2014 technology debriefing

The IOC gathered all four organizing committee in the heart of the 2018 Games / POCOG
The IOC gathered all four organizing committee in the heart of the 2018 Games / POCOG

One of the many Sochi 2014 technology rooms / Sochi 2014
One of the many Sochi 2014 technology rooms / Sochi 2014

LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) held their first Olympic debriefing session on the Sochi 2014 Games covering technology this week in PyeongChang, South Korea. The three day session allowed the organizers from PyeongChang 2018, Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 to meet and gather experiences and knowledge from the Sochi 2014 organizers and Games technology partners.

Technology is key to the successful organizing of the Games and some of the topics that were  on the roster were: results services, technology infrastructure development, telecommunications provision, and spectrum management.

“The Sochi 2014 Games were truly groundbreaking for technology,” noted IOC Technology Director Jean-Benoît Gauthier.  “For example, the Games preparations saw record online engagement by spectators, the creation of an electronic traffic management system, and the large scale development of the mobile and fibre optic networks in the Games region, all of which will deliver a great legacy for the citizens of the region. It was therefore important for us to bring together the experts that delivered and used this technology with those that will need to deliver the solutions for future Games.”

“Knowledge transfer from Games to Games is part of our DNA at the IOC.

“Particularly in a field, where the need to ensure that our services are delivered flawlessly for the sake of the athletes and the spectators both in the stadiums and around the world is of paramount importance. 

"We have been very pleased with the quality of the information that our Games hosts have been able to exchange, as well as the integration of the different stakeholders that will need to collaborate to deliver a flawless Games in a country that is at the cutting edge of technological innovation.”



Keywords · PyeongChang 2018 · Sochi 2014 · Rio 2016 · Tokyo 2020 · IOC · Olympics


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