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Olympic Web Site Already Beats Atlanta Record


http://www.nagano.olympic.org"></span><i><span>http://www.nagano.olympic.org">Nagano, Japan . . - 12 Feb 1998: Nagano Olympic Winter Games have already drawn more Internet traffic from fans around the world than all 16 days of the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Summer Games.

By the end of February 12, the Official World Wide Web Site for the Nagano Olympic Winter Gameshttp://www.nagano.olympic.org">http://www.nagano.olympic.org) had received a total of 221.9 million hits since the Games began on February 7, far surpassing the 187 million that were received throughout the entire Atlanta event.

The popularity of the Olympic Web Site has exceeded all standards set by any prior Internet event, and it is expected that, by the end of the Winter Olympic Games, total site traffic will vastly outstrip all earlier records for a single sporting or news event. Every single day of the Games has seen a greater number of hits on the site than even the highest traffic day of the Atlanta event. On February 12 alone, the Web Site received a staggering 51.7 million hits.

Across the globe, more people than ever before are turning to the Internet for the latest information on Olympic competitions, with the highest traffic coming from Japan, the United States, Canada, and Australia. Peak traffic was measured at 11:43 p.m., Japan Standard Time (9:43 a.m., U.S. Eastern Standard Time) when the Olympic web site received an incredible 51,167 hits per minute.

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Figures released by the Organizing Committee for the XVIII Olympic Winter Games, Nagano 1998 (NAOC).

Contact(s) information

Mac Jeffery
IBM
011-81-3-5572-2643
macj@jp.ibm.com

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