Can the Olympics be Sustainable?

Can the Olympics be Sustainable?

With the 2018 Winter Olympics in the rearview mirror, the elite athletes who competed and their dedicated fans have returned home. Some will be basking in the glory of new Olympic medals and career-launching wins, while others may be coping with defeat or injuries. But what about the communities that host them, and the impact to their residents and environment once everyone has left?…

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No project turnaround needed for the World Cup. But, will it lead to a successful 2016 Olympics?

With the 2014 World Cup a few weeks behind us and the media attention mostly subsided, it’s time to take a look at Brazil’s use of “project turnaround” efforts to remediate many of its pre-hosting issues. Many people, myself included, noticed several factors that could have easily led to “imminent failure” in the weeks leading up to opening day.…

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The 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics Highlight the Need for Project Turnaround Considerations – Part 2

As discussed in Part 1 of this series, numerous hurdles must be overcome in order to label the 2014 World Cup (and 2016 Olympics) in Brazil a success. Three final factors need to be considered in order to ensure a successful outcome: cost, resources and communication. All three become paramount as both events loom ever closer, increasing the pressure to deliver on the world stage.…

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