Stories by Luisa Bustos; IDG Olympic Team

IBM bows out on a high note

A barefoot marathon runner and a 5cm-too-short gymnastics vault are not the sort of problems you'd expect the official Olympics technology provider, IBM, to be encountering.

Games crunch time for airport systems

In preparation for record passenger numbers next week, Sydney Airport has temporarily shelved its new $43 million baggage system in favour of a less complex back-up system which can be used externally.

Channel 7 ponders domain future

Channel 7's online division, i7 is unsure what it will do with its domain name, olympics.com.au when the Olympics madness has passed.

Telstra hurdles mobile madness

Telstra's mobile network passed its first big Olympic test last Friday night during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games opening ceremony, but the carrier is not relaxing yet.

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