Olympics.com Breaks 6.5 Billion Mark

More than 6.5 billion hits have been recorded on the site, IBM announced yesterday.

IBM is the official technology provider for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and its responsibilities include designing, developing and hosting the official website.

IBM and the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (SOCOG) had originally estimated the site would receive 6.5 billion hits during entire Games period.

As expected, traffic to www.olympics.com has surpassed the number of hits received by any previous Olympics websites. In 1998, 634 million hits were recorded on the official Nagano website during the 16 day competition and 187 million hits were recorded on the official 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games site.

According to IBM, one of the most popular features of the official website is the downloadable IBM Real-Time Scoreboards. More than 1.6 million scoreboards have been downloaded and 58.3 million sports results requested.

The global appeal of the IBM site has also contributed to its success, officials said. With information about, and results for every athlete, every sport and every country, www.olympics.com claims to offer the most comprehensive online coverage of the Games.

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