Wiring the Olympics in Italy’s mountains


Winning a medal at next month’s Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, could be the memory of a lifetime for some 2,500 athletes from around the world.

But before a single skate hits ice, thousands of technology specialists will have spent much of the past few years designing, building and testing a computing and communications infrastructure that helps run the show, from reporting competition results to ensuring athletes get to their events on time — with absolutely no room for error.

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