Stories by Richard Noone, IDG Olympic Team

NBC on Top, but Yahoo's Closing Fast

As the competition for medals heats up in the sporting arena, the competition for global internet traffic to the various websites offering coverage of the Games is also on the rise.

Software Lights the Way for Torch Relay

Antony Burnett had a simple task. Design a route for the Olympic torch that would cover over 27,000 kilometres in 100 days and come within an hour's drive of 85 per cent of Australia's population.
Perhaps it wasn't so easy, but not one to shy away from a challenge, Burnett, SOCOG's torch relay mapping and IT specialist, employed software from MapInfo Australia to plan one of the most complex parcel deliveries in the world.