The senior Broadstone team has more than 250 years’ combined major sport event experience, including 37 Olympic Summer Games, 17 Olympic Winter Games, eight continental Games, four Commonwealth Games, six NFL Superbowls, several football, rugby and cricket world cups, and IAAF World Championships.
The 2000 Sydney Games was a great opportunity for Broadstone to demonstrate the breadth of its experience and service's in support of an Olympic Organizing Committee. Shortly after the conclusion of the Atlanta ’96 Games Doug Arnot led a Broadstone team to Sydney. There Broadstone supported the growing and evolving SOCOG in a combined “Transfer of Knowledge” and foundation plans for the venue and operations planning for the Games. With many lessons learned from years of major event experience Broadstone provided the blueprints that became the roadmap for SOCOGs very successful planning and delivery of Sydney 2000. Several of the innovations developed by Broadstone in the Sydney project became standards for the operations of future Games.
The Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City benefited from the continuing development of operations expertise from the Broadstone team. Once again Broadstone innovations would provide new standards for the planning and operations of the Games. The Games were already on a path for success when the horrific events of 9/11 threatened the Games which were to be held only five months later. It was the Broadstone members who became the driving force behind the re-examination and reinforcement of the comprehensive security plans that allowed the Games to open on time and still on budget. It was Broadstone's understanding of the entire operation that was critical to the smooth integration of the very intense, revised security plans and overall updated Games plans. The result was a safe, secure Games and a wonderful guest and participant experience.
For the London Games the Broadstone team was able to apply twenty years of experience to the planning of the overall operations of the Games in an effort that extended well beyond previous Games. In addition to the robust and detailed planning of all operations Broadstone members developed and managed a comprehensive readiness program that sets the standard for all Games to follow. The meticulous countdown to the Games prepared both the Organizing Committee and its delivery partners well beyond the teams of any prior Games. Then, at Games time, the robust command, control and communications systems provided all Games partners with unprecedented flexibility; allowing for agile adjustments during the Games and both intra partner and public facing communications to insure everyone an unparalleled Olympic experience.
Broadstone was awarded the responsibility of delivering the First European Games in less than two
years. The short time frame called for experience, expertise and innovation. Broadstone delivered on
all counts. The City, Nation and all guests and participants enjoyed a world class experience and the European Olympic Committee had an unqualified success. Many of the innovative approaches to the
planning and operations of the Games are already serving as examples for more efficient and cost effective Games delivery for the Olympic Games and other major events around the world.