Six high-tech ways to enjoy the 2010 Olympics

Faster, higher, techier

By , ITworld.com |  Offbeat, Google Earth, Google Street View

WHEEE

Back in the day -- in 1950, say, when the above photo was taken -- all you needed to have a really keen winter sports competition were snow, skis, and a rickety judging stand. But the Winter Olympics starting this Friday in Vancouver are a very different kettle of fish, with thousands of competitors straining the city's infrastructure. And because these Olympics take place in the Mysterious Future year of 2010, they'll be tech-savvy in ways the skaters and lugers of yesteryear couldn't have imagined. Join us on a tour of geeky ways to enjoy the games.

Photo courtesy of the
University of WIsconsin Digital Collections

See also:
Set Up Your HDTV for Watching Sports
Olympic tech's winners and losers

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