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The use of drones in organizing the Olympic Games
The use of drones in organizing the Olympic Games

Author(s): Jarosław Nadobnik
Subject(s): Supranational / Global Economy, Business Economy / Management, Public Finances, ICT Information and Communications Technologies
Published by: Instytut Badań Rynku, Konsumpcji i Koniunktur
Keywords: modern technologies; Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones); sport events; the Olympic Games

Summary/Abstract: The rapid development of technology, commonness and versatility of technological ideas in the environment around us are not without influence on the forms of human activity - including sports-related, tourism and recreation activities. Increasingly lower production costs of complex and miniaturized devices, and therefore,their universality and accessibility cause changes, which affect, unfortunately,positively or negatively the idea of noble sportsmanship. With precise time measurement technique the winning player can be unmistakably indicated, but also the abuse of technical solutions can lead to pathological and thus unsportsmanlike behavior. This takes the form of so-called doping technology, such as when muscular strength of man is assisted by the force of inventions (Kowalska 2011). This article presents some aspects of the use of modern technology in the organization of sports events, with particular emphasis on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones) during mass sports events, which are the Olympic Games with using the monographic method, analysis and criticism of literature. The article presents the use of drones in areas such as geodesy and cartography, construction supervision, control and realization of investment projects, monitoring of facilities, security of mass events, conducting and planning search and rescue, delivery of shipments, logistics, insurance and assessment of damage, or mobile hot-spots to provide access to Internet services for large areas.

  • Issue Year: 365/2016
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 288-299
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English