As you all probably know the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed. It’s interesting how the IOC fought against the people that wanted them to postpone the Games with logistics. We can read more about this here.
After reading about this I became interested in the logistics of such a global event as the Olympic Games. And I came across lots of articles about what a chanllenge the 2018 Winter Olympics was. Basically the biggest concerns were related to the location, the capital of North Korea PyeongChang.
The games in North Korea are different from past Olympics because of the area. Previously, the games have been situated in urban focuses like Rio or London. In this case the area will carry less issues with traffic clog, yet the transportation framework despite everything presents issues. Open travel must be set up or enhanced for the strangely high volume of explorers.
Roadbuilding had been in progress to guarantee better transportation of cargo, while the competitors, media and onlookers travel by rapid rail. Another freeway is lessening travel from the Incheon International Airport to the Olympic scenes by around 40 minutes. The augmentation of a road from Seoul by 75 km diminished travel time by an additional 40 minutes. In general, an aggregate of 16 streets were constructed or extended to make the coordinations of the 2018 Winter Games conceivable.
The Olympic Games are not just a possibility for the atheletes to perform at their top cutoff points, yet for coordinations and distribution center administration organizations to convey world-class perfomances of their own. These organizations must keep up their concentration and execute flawlessly previously, during and after the 2018 Olympics had finished. Organizations, for example, Hanjin and Rock-It Cargo, similar to the a huge number of competitors who contend, had a mind boggling achievement to think back on for a considerable length of time to come.
For big cities around the world, the Olympic Games raises their popularity, yet in addition regularly leaves them obliged for enormous facilities they never use again. For coordinations suppliers, the Games are a chance to make huge edges on cost-in addition to contracts on one of the greatest, and most obvious stages on the planet. The upside, if everything works out positively, is getting your organization’s name joined to a successful Olympic Games—the drawback, in case of failure, is being responsable for shortages or delays.
Here you have a Logistics analysis of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics. It’s just 7 minutes and it’s very interesting. I think this could be used for our professor to make some activities.