Posted at 12:42 PM on October, 9 2016
Following the end of the Olympic Games Rio 2016, the International Olympic Committee "IOC" began to lay the foundation stone for the Olympic Games in the upcoming years.
Usage of technology to assist organizers in the future:
The IOC’s Olympic Games Knowledge Management program was established in 2000, in order to assist in the preparation of the Olympic Games held then in the Australian capital, Sydney.
Recently a contract was made with Teleport, a Swiss-based startup specialized in creating computer programs, during the Youth Olympic Games held last February. It was hired for their ability to use technology, in a way that helps in creating unique visual content. Satisfied with the result, the IOC decided to use Teleport for the Rio Games as well.
How effective these technologies and this cooperation:
The thing that Christopher Payne, Head of the Olympic Games Knowledge Management program, commented on saying that “The Teleport platform is an excellent way to do this as it positions content with an obvious visual reference that transcends language barriers.” He added, “We are always looking for ways to contextualize our content to make it more intuitive.”
It is worth mentioning that the information collected through the program of the Olympic Games Knowledge Management program in Sydney in 2000, have greatly helped in preparing the Rio games this year. And same case in this year’s Olympics, which will help many of the hosting cities in the upcoming years, such as Tokyo, Pyeongchang and Beijing.