London Olympics: How 1948 compares to 2012, in photos

London Olympics: How 1948 compares to 2012, in photos

Summary: The technology behind the Olympic Games has changed beyond all recognition since the international sporting event was last held in London, more than 60 years ago

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  • Olympic Stadium, home of the 2012 Summer Olympics

    This is the new Olympic Stadium in the Olympic Park to the east of London. It has a capacity of 80,000, and will host the £27m 'Isles of Wonder' opening ceremony on 27 July.

    Image credit: London 2012

  • Wembley Post Office Press Room

    Getting the Olympic news out to the world is always a big job – here's Wembley's press enclosure in 1948.

    Image credit: BT Heritage

  • London 2012 media centre

    This is the media centre for London 2012, within the Olympic Park in Stratford.  It comprises 31,000 square metres of office space across four floors, with room for 6,000 journalists. There are 400 TVs, 1,300 internet ports and over 600km of fibre and copper cabling.

    Image credit: Karen Friar/ZDNet

Topics: Networking, Olympics 2012, United Kingdom

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