How the sound of the Olympics is created – 3,600 microphones and counting

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The modern-era Olympics are among the largest sporting events in the world – but relatively few people actually get to watch the action live and in person. So the four-yearly Games have proved to be an important driver for audiovisual progress. The Tokyo 1964 Games were the first...

High Tech Helpers set to debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic’s

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Tokyo 2020's Organising Committee has unveiled the first Tokyo 2020 Robot Project helpers. These high tech robots will be tasked with assisting spectators in wheelchairs during the 2020 games. The Tokyo 2020 Games are a unique opportunity for us to display Japanese robot technology [...] This project will...

#EngineeringTheOlympics: International Broadcast Centre by AECOM

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The International Broadcast Centre is the largest building in the Olympic Park, and while visually it might not have the impact of The Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Handball Arena or the Arenas Cariocas its technical stats are staggering. Rio's Mayor Eduardo Paes described the project was one of the...