Tokyo highlights event technology in Olympic bid

13th February 2009

<p>The importance of using the latest technology when hosting a major event has been highlighted by Tokyo's bid to stage the 2016 Olympic Games.</p><p><a href="" target="_self">Event organisers </a>have announced that the Japanese city will present itself as "the world's most compact stage" in its submission to the International Olympic Committee.</p><p>"Not only is Tokyo the world's safest city, with the most advanced technology, Tokyo also wishes to host the global games with the vision of 'uniting our worlds'," says the city's governor, Shintaro Ishihara.</p><p>Planners intend to use existing venues and facilities to reduce the potential cost of the Games and lower the impact on the environment.</p><p>They are also considering using low-carbon vehicles or electric cars as a method of transport during the games.</p><p>Recently, it was revealed that ExCel London will become the first venue to permanently install the Real Time Measurement System, which uses radio frequency identification to track the location of visitors at an event.<br/><img alt="ADNFCR-1753-ID-19025249-ADNFCR" src="" /></p>