- 12 Aug 2004
- IOC News
Olympic Games knowledge services becomes IOC fully owned company
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced in Athens that it has formally acquired the shares owned until now by its founder partner Monash University of Australia with whom it created Olympic Games Knowledge Services (OGKS) in 2002. This decision follows the recommendations of the recent studies to the IOC's operations.
OGKS grew out of the IOC's Transfer of Olympic Knowledge Program (TOK) which captured know-how of the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and related entities. The partnership with Monash Ed University allowed the IOC to maximize the effective use of the information gained by the organisation of each successive Olympic Games.
Over the last two years, OGKS has delivered a range of education, management, and consulting services to Olympic Games Organising Committees and candidate cities, ensuring the knowledge derived from one Games is successfully transferred to other aspirants and organisers.
"Our partnership with Monash Ed has been extremely successful and we are grateful to their valuable contribution over the last years. The decision to end our cooperation was made in mutual agreement. I would like to particularly thank Monash Ed directors Chris Solly and David Mullaly for their great work and strong commitment" said IOC Member and OGKS Chairman Kevan Gosper.