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Sydney 2000: Let the games begin

ZDNet UK and ZDNet Australia team up to bring you coverage from this year's Olympics

How does the technology work with the organisers and athletes and why has the Internet has effectively been banned from broadcasting live from the Games? Daily coverage starts here. Olympics.com traffic soars 380 percent
Fri, 22 Sep 2000 Sydney games traffic takes off and heads into orbit Behind the scenes: Olympic tech
Wed, 20 Sep 2000 Take a guided tour of the Sydney Olympics Technology Command Centre Web an exhibition sport at Olympics
Fri, 15 Sep 2000 NBC has teamed up with Phoenix start-up to break IOC-induced ban on anything Internet BBC World Service hit by Olympic restrictions
Thu, 14 Sep 2000 Pulls all news and sports programming off its Internet radio stream Sydney 2000: The day they banned the Net down under
Tue, 12 Sep 2000 If you want to watch the 100 metres final live from Sydney, you'll have to get a plane to Australia. Wendy McAuliffe investigates why the Net has effectively been banned from the Olympic games Sydney 2000: Please let it go smoothly
Tue, 12 Sep 2000 After widely-publicised technical glitches at Atlanta's 1996 Olympic Games, IBM is praying its final Olympic games is a bug-free event Tracking the Olympic torch Online
Tue, 12 Sep 2000 Want to see the Olympic torch dive into the Great Barrier Reef or be carried on the back of a camel along Cable beach in Broome? A Web site hosted by AMP will cover the Olympic Torch Relay on its final leg to the 2000 Olympic Games Olympic surfers hit the Harbour waves
Tue, 12 Sep 2000 The surf's up at Sydney's Darling Harbour with 50 floating IBM Activa PCs linked directly to the FanMail network -- ready to send messages to athletes at the Olympic Village Australia fears hackers may target Games
Tue, 12 Sep 2000 Computer experts will work around the clock during the Sydney Olympics to keep out cyber hackers who might try to vandalise Games Web sites, even changing official results and the names of medal winners Blind row over Olympics site
Tue, 12 Sep 2000 Organisers of the Sydney Olympics fought to prove the official Games Web site does not discriminate against the vision-impaired at a Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission hearing today IBM readies for Olympic Web endurance test
Tue, 12 Sep 2000 How do you plan, create and provide the content for a Web site comprising more than 70,000 pages that is expected to receive one billion page views in just 14 days? Protecting Olympic athletes from hate email
Tue, 12 Sep 2000 IBM is closely guarding the secret of the filtering technology it is using to protect its Olympic fan mail site from hate mail, political propaganda and inappropriate content Do you have a viewpoint on Sydney 2000? Tell the Mailroom. And read what others have said.