IT center opened for London 2012
Sunday, October 9, 2011
LONDON (AP) -- Organizers have opened London 2012's Technology Operations center, a hub that will deliver the results from all the Olympic and Paralympic competitions to the world's media next summer.
About 450 business technologists will work out of the center, which will control the running of IT systems for all 94 competition and non-competition venues at the games.
Paul Deighton, chief executive of London's organizing committee, says "technology often goes unnoticed and yet is absolutely critical to our success in 2012."
Organizers say they expect to process 30 percent more results data than at the Olympics in Beijing in 2008.