Stats on Technology and the Olympics: London 2012

The numbers are in and it looks like there should be more tech related games as official Olympic events.  Athletes, spectators and media used technology at alarming rates.

When it came to providing coverage – we got some great views from every angle it seems!

Technology used to capture never before seen images were a big highlight in recent Olympics including the London 2012 games.

Check out the facts below from the latest reports out before the Canadian athletes are even back in town!.

Here are some of the key stats which chart how technology enabled us to enjoy the historic event:

  • became the most popular sports website in the world. It had 38.3 billion page views, peaking at 96,871 page views per second.
  • Some1.2 petabytes of data were transferred over the website, with a peak of rate of 22.8 Gbits/s. On the busiest day there were 13.1million unique visitors.
  • During the Games, the Olympic network which connects 94 locations (including 34 competition venues) carried 961 terabytes of information.
  • In just 24 hours, Olympic traffic to exceeded that for the entire BBC coverage of FIFA World Cup 2010 games.
  • On the busiest day, the BBC delivered 2.8Pb, with the peak traffic occurring when Bradley Wiggins won cycling time trial gold and the site delivered 700Gbps.
  • The BBC saw 12 million requests for video on mobile across the whole of the Games.
  • During the Games, daily video traffic over BT’s retail broadband network increased on average by 19%.
  • Atos transmitted the results to the world’s commentators in 0.3 seconds.
  • Around 13.2 million minutes (or 220,000 hours) of BT Wi-Fi were used across the Olympic Park venues.
  • Acer provided 13,500 desktops; 2,900 notebooks; 950 servers and storage systems and a number of tablet PCs.
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