The events organised in the period 2014 - 2016, on which this Handbook builds (Olympic Parks – CZ, Olympic Experience – NL, Rio House – BE), have been regrouped under the general name of Sport Parks Inspired by the Olympics. Following the close cooperation with the International Olympic Committee, and the subsequent adoption by its Executive Board of the new Olympic asset “Olympic Festival”, the “Sport Parks-type” events, organised by the NOCs and confederations, fall, as of the Winter Olympic Games Pyeongchang 2018, under the umbrella of Olympic Festivals. The first Olympic Festivals were organised in Brno and Ostrava (CZ), Rogla (SL), and Grenoble (FR).
This Handbook is therefore primary targeted to National Olympic Committees, as they are the sole stakeholders, which can organise Olympic Festivals under the IOC licence. However, any organiser of “Sport Parks Inspired by the Olympics” and other sport-for-all events can benefit from this Handbook.
As of 2019, National Olympic Committees will be able to find further OF-related resources on the IOC Extranet.