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The analysis of event lifecycle stages
In the formation stage of an event, the strategic direction of the event and the organizing team is developed (Masterman, 2014). Mission, vision, and objectives of an event will be also created and developed at this stage. The vision of Winter Olympics 2018 is that the best athletes from all over the world will compete and create a sustainable heritage for Gangwon Province and the Republic of Korea. The mission of the Winter Olympics is to blend the culture of the country with an international culture and promote the concept of green growth (Jones and Jones, 2014). The organizing committee of the Winter Olympics 2018, consists of 134 members. National Assembly of Korea, the government of Republic of Korea and the Gangwon has worked together to host the Winter Olympics in the country. The sponsors, local and international community, media, athletes and teams from different countries, and participating audience are identified as the stakeholders who will affect by this event (Stoyanova-Bozhkova, 2017). In the formation stage, a Masterplan is developed so that all the subsequent stages of event planning and management can be performed with convenient ease. The long-term goal of the organizing committee is to create a commercially and economically sustainable destination for winter sports like alpine skiing and snowboarding. However, there are some issues which have affected the planning process of the event (Holm and Breiter, 2017). These negative issues are IOC scandal, cold and harsh environment etc.
In the next stage, known as the growth stage, planning of an event begins and main focus shifts towards functional areas, clients, and stakeholders of an event (Ickman et al., 2016). In this stage, the activities associated with events which are required to perform to deliver a successful event is defined (Hampapur et al., 2016). The purpose of this event is to provide the best quality environment for the athletes coming from various countries. The planning of Winter Olympics was done in three phases to ensure the proper growth of the event. In the first stage, the basis of the vent is established (Akutagawa and Myslinski, 2015). In the second stage, operational planning is done to identify the required resources and establish the time for completion of the event. This planning is conducted to increase the sustainability of the event. They have decided to host a zero carbon emission Winter Olympics in South Korea. Various environmental agencies will be affected in a positive way with the help of this effort (Johnson, 2015). A huge amount of resources is invested to ensure the growth of the Games. To develop a sustainable environment they have successfully established sustainable management system. They have signed agreements with all the legal and environmental agencies to promote the concept of sustainable development. Despite all these measures, they have lacked in some of the initiatives (Viehoff and Poynter, 2016). The health and safety measures of Winter Olympics is lacking and many athletes were falling sick during the event.The staging phase of event life cycle consists of processes which control activities and communication among the stakeholders of an event (Essex and de Groot, 2016). The plans identified and developed in the previous stages are put into action at this stage. The event managers also take some appropriate measures to prevent some unforeseen events that might hamper the success of the events. The organizers are able to sell the maximum amount of tickets, although, some of the seats during the games remained empty for most of the competition (Müller, 2015). They are able to keep the costs of hosting the Olympics low compared to other Olympic hosting cities. They are able to keep up with the expectations of all of their stakeholders. They have accomplished the mission of creating a sustainable environment for the sportsperson visiting the country. They are able to achieve the vision, mission, and objectives of the event, which is to blend the culture of the country with the international culture. They are able to provide better quality services to their different stakeholders. They are able to meet the legal and environmental legislation while hosting the event of Winter Olympics. Despite the political problems in the country, they are able to stage the event efficiently. According to the various stakeholders, the staging of the event is considered to be an excellent stage (Andersen et al., 2015). They were prepared to make the event a grand success and increase their reputation among their stakeholders. The venues and the infrastructure is designed according to the guidelines set by the International Olympic Committee and other regulatory bodies. The promotional activities conducted by them reveals the readiness of the organizing committee of Winter Olympics, 2018. They are able to showcase their excellent staging skills among the stakeholders of this event. They are successful in staging the event according to the event management principles. They are able to stage the event despite the problems within the country. They have been able to develop infrastructure and improve their transportation system for the successful staging of the event.
During Winter Olympics, the athletes participating in the game have to deal with the issues of health and safety issues. Several of athletes have been sick due to the lack of proper measures implemented by the authority. The athletes participating are considered to be major stakeholders of this event, and this issue raises a concern regarding the successful hosting of the event. This issue can be solved by implementing proper risk management plans during the hosting of the event. They should have implemented an onsite emergency plan to avoid any safety and health issues. The management should provide a safe environment to the participants of the Winter Olympics as well as the staffs coordinating the event. They should be able to assess any kind of hazards during the staging of the event. Despite their best efforts, they are not been able to achieve zero carbon emission policy during the staging of Winter Olympics in 2018. This issue can be solved by selecting appropriate destinations and promote the use of renewable energy. This issue can also be solved by developing better transport system and creating a zero-waste plan. Use of energy efficient vehicles is important to promote the idea of renewable energy and energy saving.
These issues play a vital role in creating a negative impact on the stakeholders of an event. In the case of Winter Olympics, identified stakeholders are the athletes and the environmental organizations operating on both national and international level. However, it also creates a negative impact on the major stakeholder of the event, the organizing committee of the event or the host country. The organizing committee has to make sure that no one participating in an event is falling sick or facing any other problems. They should also take appropriate measures to reduce the level of carbon emission during the event, thus producing a green and clean Winter Olympics. They must promote the idea of recycling and renewed use of products to increase the sustainability of the event. Taking appropriate health and safety measures also will help the organizing committee to increase the success and sustainability of the event. These measures will also increase the efficiency of hosting the event along with increasing the sustainability of the event. Thus the staging of the event can be improved by following these measures.
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