The IOC and OECD presented the finalised Guidelines on the delivery of Games infrastructure and associated services and a related online tool to key representatives from the world of sport and policy-makers in infrastructure and public procurement during a dedicated virtual workshop on 30 March. The guidelines, which will be disseminated shortly, cover selected dimensions of specific challenges for the organising committees, i.e. institutional set-up, stakeholder participation, sustainability and legacy, and programme management. In addition, they include good practices from previous Games organisers and lessons learnt from the procurement for large infrastructure projects.

The meeting also provided an opportunity to present an online toolkit, which offers practical tools and resources to support organisers in the effective delivery of major sports events. The toolkit includes a checklist to help sports event organisers identify areas to strengthen their delivery environment. Like the guidelines, the online toolkit will be finalised and available online in the coming weeks.


The workshop was attended by experts from the organising committees for the Olympic Games Paris 2024, Milano Cortina 2026 and Los Angeles 2028, the Youth Olympic Games in Dakar 2026, and regional and continental games, in addition to procurement and policy experts.

The joint efforts of the IOC and OECD complemented the work of IPACS Task Force 1 in the area of procurement of infrastructure and associated services in major sports events.