A Critique on Sydney 2000 Olympic Games: a Project Management Perspective.

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Project Management

Muluh A. Mokom

A Critique on Sydney 2000 Olympic Games: A Project management perspective.

Context of Case

Sydney 2000 Olympic Games: a Project management perspective provides a general appraisal on the activities and events leading up to the successful hosting of the 26th modern Olympic Games in September 2000. The case presents the different stakeholders involved with the different aspects linked with the games. There is the Sydney Olympics Bid Limited (SOBL) that was in-charged of preparing what was needed to win the bid. The New South Wales (NSW) government, with responsibility of providing the site for the hosting of the games. The Federal Government in-charge of the required infrastructure construction, Sydney Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (SOCOG) and Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) both overseeing the entire organization of the Olympic Games activities.

Sydney after winning the bid to host the games, there was therefore a lot of construction projects to be undertaken. With the Olympics plan based on commitment to provide the right conditions to perform at their optimum level, there was the need to have everything ready for at least a year before the beginning of the Olympic Games. Apart from the infrastructure project linked directly or indirectly to hosting of the Olympic Games, the other projects envisaged for Olympic were broken down as follows: Events, Venues and facilities including accommodation, Transport, Media facilities and coordination, Telecommunication, security arrangements, medical car, Human Resources including Volunteers, Cultural Olympiad, Pre-Games training, Information Technology Projects, Opening and Closing ceremonies, public relations, financing and Test Games and trail events.

Problems Faced.

A) Environment

The International Olympics Committee in laying down the criteria for bidding for the Olympic Games host city for the 2000 Olympic Games had an environmental...
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