Some details about the technology supporting the London 2012 Olympic Games
Here are some details about the usage of technology to enhance the London 2012 Olympic Games from the main technology sponsor Atos, which is also overseeing the deployment for the event and the next one in Rio.
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August 3, 2012
1. 1 Multi-venue
Atos has deployed 10,000 PCs to 94 different venues in the weeks running up to start of the opening ceremony
2. 2 An army of spectators
Today there are 1.3 billion active users of Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Atos forecasts that by the 2020 Olympic Games, there will be 4.3 billion estimated subscribers to a social interface, as the digital revolution in sport continues across social networks
3. 3 What a result
A team of 3500 IT experts are supporting the London 2012 Games of whom 450 are based at the Technology Operations Centre, the mission control. It is at the heart of the vast IT operations that keep the Olympic Games running smoothly to ensure results are shared with the world in less than a second
4. 4 Fast spin
The short turnaround time to get the IT infrastructure ready for the Olympic tennis tournament after the Wimbledon Championships has been a major challenge, with less than 14 days to set up the venue
5. 5 All together
Ensuring the Olympic Games IT systems were ready for the start of London 2012 took 200,000 man-hours
6. 6 Team spirit
Delivering the IT for the Games is a team effort, with eight different international technology companiesworking in partnership to deliver the technology that forms the backbone of the London Olympic Games
7. 7 A basket of events
One of the technology improvements for London 2012 is that, for the first time ever in the Summer Games, all 26 Olympic sports and 5 of the Paralympics sports have been added to the Commentator Information System (CIS).
8. 8 It's a sure winner
1 billion people sharing London 2012 content via social media. This is set to increase 3000 per cent by 2020 according to the ascent report from Atos on a vision for sport and technology.