Event organisers or hosts typically have large organisations comprising staff from varied backgrounds, levels of experience, expertise and often staffed from people from a diverse range or countries.
In many cases these people will have worked one or several previous events meaning they know how events operate, but will often lack knowledge of local practices and standards and regulations.
Being able to communicate and evaluate ideas quickly, discard what is not useful and extract feasible concepts is a super skill, and vitally important to be able to progress in a methodical and timely manner.
Whether organising a single discipline or multi-sport event, a host needs an organisational structure which can effectively lead and define what is required for a specific event or sport, and coordinate effectively internal departments and engage with external partners. The final decision-making lays with the host organisation and it is therefore necessary from the beginning for the host to understand which activities they must perform internally and those which maybe outsourced.
The organizational team needs to be able to define requirements in quantifiable and specific terms, issue, pull together design, budgeting, execution planning, operations, dismantling and venue hand back, as a well oiled machine.