BOA Home Programme Management Athletes spend years training for their moment at the Olympic Games and, for Team GB, preparations similarly start years out from the Games. Yet, with Tokyo 2020 postponed to 2021, there is increased complexity in planning for this unique Summer Olympic Games. For Team GB, the planning never stops… If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail Team GB’s recent successes have been built of years of experience, detailed planning and a drive to be the best in the world. Every Games however, comes with a set of unique circumstances that require a bespoke approach. Each host country provides different opportunities and challenges, from technology and transport to the venues and environment. This is why we’ve helped evolve the programme management at the BOA since London 2012 and why we’ve supported in the planning and preparation to help deliver on their Tokyo 2020 mission. The postponement added further layers of complexity to Tokyo 2020 planning. However, together we’ve reviewed the framework, tools and processes applied to previous Games and redesigned and aligned to the specific needs of the Tokyo 2020 programme. Greater use of data analytics, new collaboration platforms for 1000+ strong delegation, and a more devolved planning and delivery approach are just a few examples of how we have enabled Team GB to be better informed, connected and more resilient than ever before.
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