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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  • Wembley Post Office London Telephone Call Room

    Back in 1948, connectivity was limited to a few phone lines.

    To cope with the Games, the Post Office (then in charge of telecommunications) had to add new exchanges, international telex services and circuits for the BBC broadcasts.

    Image credit: BT Heritage

  • Wembley Post Office, London, Telephone Call Room

    Another shot of the telephone call room at Wembley in 1948.

    Image credit: BT Heritage

  • London 2012 media centre

    Journalists will have no need to leave the media centre in the Olympic Park for day-to-day needs.

    In addition to the on-site tech support, camera repair and other work-related support, there is a 200m long 'High Street'.

    This features a range of shops and services, including a gym, post office, dry cleaners, pharmacy and general store for journalists.

    Image credit: Karen Friar/ZDNet

Topics: Networking, Olympics 2012, United Kingdom

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