The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Debriefing of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games gets under way this week in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games host city of PyeongChang, Republic of Korea. This eighth edition of the Games Debriefing will see the staff of the Sochi 2014 Organising Committee share their knowledge and experience with their colleagues from the organising committees of PyeongChang 2018, Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020, as well as the 2022 Applicant Cities, over a nine day period.
The Debriefing will be split into three different parts. The first part, of three days from 25 to 27 June, will focus exclusively on the technological aspects of the Games in Sochi. The second part, from 29 June to 2 July, will look at all other aspects of the Games organisation and will include a combination of plenary and breakout sessions, organised around five themes, as well as one-to-one meetings on specific topics. The third and final element of the Debriefing is specifically dedicated to the Paralympic Games, and will be held on 4 and 5 July.
The key narratives that will be covered during the Debrief will be 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. The Debrief will involve over 400 people from the different host cities and Games stakeholders.
The Debrief is part of the IOC’s Olympic Games Knowledge Management (OGKM) platform. OGKM was developed so as to retain knowledge within the Olympic Movement and to assist future Games organisers, who are usually taking on the organisation of the Games for the first time. This innovative programme was specially created to ensure that future hosts could draw from the wealth of knowledge that is available about Games organisation, while using it to make their own projects more efficient and effective in delivering the highest quality conditions for the athletes of the world. More importantly, OGKM aims to help bid cities and host cities develop their own vision and understand how a city and its citizens can benefit from the long-lasting impact of the Games, while managing the opportunities and risks that such an event produces.
Find out more: OGKM and Debrief Factsheet