POSTED: June 30th 2014

Sochi 2014 shares knowledge and experience at IOC Debriefing in PyeongChang

Around 400 people are in attendance / POCOG
Around 400 people are in attendance / POCOG

LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The official debriefing of the Sochi 2014 Games got underway at the home of the next host city of the winter Olympics in 2018, PyeongChang, South Korea. 

The meeting will take place June 29-July 2 and cover a range of topics essential for future organizers. Over 400 delegates are attending from host cities and Games stakeholders.

Chair of the Coordination Commission of PyeongChang and IOC Executive Board member, Gunilla Lindberg, addressed the delegates Saturday night at the opening ceremony for the debrief and she was joined by vice-Governor of Gangwon Province Jeongsam Kim, the President of the Sochi 2014 Organising Committee Dmitry Chernyshenko, the President of the PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee Jin-sun Kim, and the IOC’s Olympic Games Executive Director Gilbert Felli.

Felli explained “As a major part of our Olympic Games Knowledge Management (OGKM) programme, the debrief plays a crucial role in allowing future host and bidding cities to better understand the challenges and opportunities linked to organising the Olympic Games.

“These cities are able to hear directly from the main members of the previous Organising Committee in a more relaxed context than the other OGKM opportunities that happen while the Games are being delivered.

“This allows them to go into much greater detail about the different areas of Games organisation but also to hear from experts, who have had a chance to reflect upon the big picture of their Games time operations.”

“We’d like to thank President Kim and the PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee for welcoming us here in the 2018 host city, as well as Dmitry Chernyshenko and the Sochi 2014 senior management team for sharing their knowledge.

“It is through events like these, and especially within the context of Olympic Agenda 2020, that we are able to assist future hosts in managing the cost and complexity of the Games, while improving the management of the Games, so that we can give the world’s athletes the best Olympic experience possible.”

Some of the topics that will be discussed in the plenary and breakout sessions are: how to create an attractive product; how to establish a strong governance model; how to engage with the stakeholders of the Olympic Movement; how to prepare the team for delivery; and how to deliver the Games - as well as one-to-one meetings on specific topics.

Keywords · PyeongChang 2018 · Sochi 2014 · Rio 2016 · Tokyo 2020 · Gunilla Lindberg · Gilbert Felli · Jin-sun Kim · Jeongsam Kim · Dmitry Chernyshenko

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