Technology behind the 2014 Winter Games

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A Digital Olympics – The Technology Behind the 2014 Winter Games

All eyes are on Sochi, Russia, where athletes from around the world will compete in the XXII Olympic Winter Games—90 events in 15 different sports. The world will be watching. Think about that for a second. The entire world will be watching. International television broadcasts, live online streaming, and streaming to handheld tablets and other mobile devices will literally put the Games in front of and in the hands of billions. To say the infrastructure required to realize this is colossal might just be scratching the surface. We blogged in 2012 about the technology and some of the hardware that delivered the Summer Games, but even in the short span of two years, advancements in the IT space have pushed the boundaries of data collection and dissemination, content delivery, and [...]