The OGI Research Project, designed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), is a standardized method of monitoring, measuring and reporting on the long-term impact of hosting an Olympic Games. The IOC plans to use the results of OGI research studies to assist future host cities plan and deliver Olympic Games that are more sustainable.
UBC has been contracted by the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) to measure changes based on 126 national and regional environmental, social and economic scales required for the OGI report between 2001 and 2013. Following the conclusion of the 2010 Winter Games, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is now overseeing the OGI research study.
Dr. Rob VanWynsberghe, Assistant Professor in the UBC Department of Educational Studies, is the Academic Lead of the OGI project and heads the project team. Professor Bob Sparks, Director of UBC School of Human Kinetic, is the UBC administrator of OGI and a member of the advisory team.