The Olympic Games will see its first-ever digital venue twin through a partnership between Paris 2024 organisers and OnePlan.

OnePlan’s Venue Twin and GIS Mapping software will be used to create a digital recreation of Olympic and Paralympic sports venues and surrounding areas. The UK-based startup’s technology will be used by the Paris 2024 Organising Committee plus its stakeholders including for transport, TV broadcast and more.

OnePlan said its intelligent tools can instantly show area space and capacity sizes, with a view of venues from any angle and in any weather condition. It can also simulate audio in any venue.

It added that its technology reduces the need for site visits for stakeholders, cutting CO2 emissions associated with these visits.

OnePlan said the deployment of its services can contribute to a positive legacy for France, and for future major events, whose organisers can benefit from the improved collaborative and operational opportunities now available to international stakeholders.

“This will be an Olympic and Paralympic Games powered by innovation,” said Tony Estanguet, President of Paris 2024. “The way in which we use technology is evolving, and our partnership with OnePlan will facilitate the work of our teams and our entire ecosystem. We will be able to leave a new way of organising events helped by technology.”

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Venue Twins of Stade de France (track and field) and Concorde have already been created to collaboratively identify and test the potential use cases for optimal planning. Expansion of the use of OnePlan and Venue Twin will then span across almost every venue of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

OnePlan, whose tools have been used for over 8,000 events and venues across more than 100 countries, said its software will enable a user-centric approach for Paris 2024, with its team and stakeholders active throughout the planning process.

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“Paris 2024 will be a landmark Olympic and Paralympic Games, driven by innovation and sustainability. Our collaborative, easy-to-use software will streamline the planning of all event and venue operations before and during the Games,” said Paul Foster, OnePlan’s founder and chief executive.

“Why is quality and hyper realism so important? From anywhere in the world, users can feel like they are actually in the venues, walking the routes, hearing and seeing the environment as it will be during the Games.”