IOC; Olympism in Action Forum Buenos Aires 2018 – News roundup

In 1950, 30 per cent of the world’s population lived in cities. Today, that number is 55 per cent, and according to the UN’s latest projections, by 2050 it will be 68 per cent, with 90 per cent of the urban population growth between now and then happening in Asia and Africa. The topography of where people live is changing dramatically and, along with that, sport is changing.

Source: IOC
Full article: Sport: The Changing Urban Landscape

 

All eyes were on the future at the Olympism in Action Forum in Buenos Aires. Speakers discussed the future of sport itself, what the future fan might look like, and how the process of hosting the Olympic Games is evolving to become more flexible, cost-effective and focused on ensuring a sustainable legacy for the host city, region and nation.

Source: IOC
Full article: Looking to the Future of Sport and the Games

 

No Boston Olympics co-chairman Chris Dempsey claimed he has not seen any evidence in the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Agenda 2020 and New Norm reforms which shows the organisation has changed.

Source: Inside the Games
Full article: No Boston Olympics leader claims IOC reforms on hosting Games have not changed anything

In other media; June 2018

Mexico 1968

“Mexico was really important in graphic terms” … “It was the first time there was a global impact with the look of the Games having a very colourful impression of Mexican culture in the design of the whole Games, and a very intensive culture. That’s why we decided to bring Mexico into focus.”

Markus Osterwalder (exhibition curator Olympic language at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne)
Source: Inside the Games
Full article: Philip Barker: Olympic Language – A journey through the Look of the Games

 

London 2012

Diller Scofidio + Renfro has won an international competition for the design of a new V&A collection and research center to be located in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London.

Source: ArchDaily
Full article: V&A Appoints DS+R as Lead Designers for V&A East Olympic Park Center

 

PyeongChang 2018

For the first time in Olympic history, Olympians who are also artists have been invited to the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 to be part of the Olympic Art Project, an initiative of the IOC. They were not in contention for a medal, but to bring the Olympic values to life through art and by coming together with athletes in the Olympic Village.

Source: IOC
Full article: Olympic Art Project

The Gangneung Curling Centre, which hosted the sport during the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, will once again host an international curling event from November 3 to 10, nine months after the Winter Games.

Source: Inside the Games
Full article: Curling to return to Pyeongchang for 2018 Pacific-Asia Championships

“There is no doubting that we had a great Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang and that all those in charge did their best. However, when it comes to the efforts concerning the track’s reuse, we are very disappointed”

Josef Fendt (President of the International Luge Federation)
Source: International Luge Federation
Full article: FIL President Fendt expresses both praise and criticism for Alpensia Sliding Centre

 

Lausanne 2020

The Youth Olympic Games enable cities to move from an event-led approach, where the event is used as an ‘imposed’ stimulus, to an event-themed approach, where the event is used as a uniting theme for development and regeneration.

Ian Logan (CEO of the Organising Committee of the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games)
Source: Sportcal
Full article: Why host the Youth Olympic Games?

 

Tokyo 2020

Japanese fans certainly had reason to go wild on Tuesday night. Their side won their opening game, beating Colombia 2-1, and securing the team’s first victory against a South American side. But after the team swept Colombia off the pitch, Japanese fans also did their share of sweeping: meticulously cleaning up their rows and seats in the stadium.

Source: BBC
Full article: World Cup: Japan fans impress by cleaning up stadium

 

Candidature Process 2026

Public trust in sports leaders is low across the world and the IOC need to focus on winning the hearts and minds of normal people rather than other administrators in suits.

Source: Inside the Games
Full article: Nick Butler: Time the IOC looked at themselves rather than blaming the voters after latest referendum defeat

 

IOC

“Making a pledge to the UN Environment’s Clean Seas Campaign is another important example of how the IOC is implementing its Sustainability Strategy.”

Prince Albert of Monaco (Chair of the IOC Sustainability and Legacy Commission)
Source: IOC
Full article: IOC teams up with UN Environment for its Clean Seas Campaign

In other media; May 2018

“As we approach the 10th anniversary this September, Beijing 2022 is under no illusions that is has a fantastic and unique opportunity to build on the legacies of the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.”

Xavier Gonzalez (IPC Chief Executive Officer)
Source: IPC
Full article: Beijing 2022: IPC reassured and encouraged by progress

 

Although making good progress, the IPC did highlight two key issues for Tokyo 2020 and its stakeholders to try and address – Paralympic budget and accessible hotel rooms.

Source: IPC
Full article: IPC urge Tokyo 2020 to finalise Paralympic budget

 

All of the other venues from the Copper Box Arena, London Aquatics Centre and Lee Valley Velodrome to the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre are very well used locally and have exceeded expectations. With a regular pattern of national and international sporting events and a calendar that rolls on for years ahead, there will always be people coming for those – and the fact that they’re on the TV means there is a constant reminder.

Source: International Quarter London
Full article: 5 Years London Legacy Development Corporation

 

However, no sooner had one problem been solved than another was created: how were drivers and cyclists supposed to find their way to the new car parks? A solution was found in the shape of small blue panels with a white capital “P” in the middle. So it was that the international traffic sign for parking was born.

Source: IOC
Full article: How Amsterdam 1928 changed the face of car parking forever

 

Similarly to London 2012 and Rio 2016, there was a high concentration of venues within a very small radius. Given the drive for legacy and the use of existing facilities, could a major Olympic Park become a thing of the past?

Source: Inside the Games
Full article: Michael Pavitt: A sunny stroll through Sydney Olympic Park

 

All work is on time or even ahead of schedule. What I really like is the way the committee works to highlight the specific and strong assets of this region by directly involving them. If the objectives continue to be respected as they are, Lausanne 2020 will be a formidable tool for international promotion for Lausanne, the Canton of Vaud and Switzerland as a young, sporting country and leader in research and innovation.

Christophe Dubi (Executive Director of the Olympic Games at the International Olympic Committee)
Source: Lausanne 2020 Newsletter, May 2018
Full article: Lausanne 2020 Newsletter, May 2018

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Asif Kahn’s MegaFaces awarded prize at the 2014 Media Architecture Biennale [ArchDaily]

 

Rio 2016;

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Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic mascots delight children on first public appearance [Rio2016]

 

PyeongChang 2018;

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Pyeongchang 2018 Coordination Commission meeting cancelled [Inside the Games]

 

Tokyo 2020;

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Inclusion of Baseball/Softball in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is gaining momentum [SportFeatures]

 

2022 Bid;

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2022 Olympic bids shock is a one-off [Host City]

 

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Misha, Athena, Wenlock… mascots from previous Olympic and Paralympic Games arrive in Rio de Janeiro [Rio2016]

 

United States Olympic Committee reports ‘stunning progress’ towards Rio 2016 Games [Rio2016]

 

PyeongChang 2018;

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Russian Olympic Committee impressed by Pyeongchang 2018 preparations [Inside the Games]

 

Tokyo 2020;

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Second Tokyo 2020 Project Review comes to a close [IOC]

 

IOC suggests more venues outside Tokyo for 2020 Games [Yahoo! Sports]

 

Tokyo looks to slash Y200 bil off 2020 Olympic bill [Japan Today]

 

2022 Bid;

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The International Biathlon Federation visits the Beijing 2022 Olympic bid [SportFeatures]

 

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