Holy Cables, Coubertin!

It’s not something most people probably think about, but the modern day Olympics requires a lot of telecommunications equipment, including thousands of miles of cables. The GW Olympics course granted students a behind the scenes look at what it takes to produce one of the worlds largest celebrations of sport and culture. Lucky, today’s telecommunications equipment is able to let fans view athletes compete in real time – enabling 2-3 billion people to watch – all in part to the immense communication infrastructure. Since so many folks are able to view the Games, I’m fairly certain Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic Games, would be pleased. Though, it’s hard to believe a fair amount of this equipment will be removed after the Games are over. #olympics #comm #pyeongchang2018 #cables #gwu

Cables at the Games

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