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End of the line

Making a run

Connecting Vancouver and Whistler

Tech central in Vancouver

Racking up

A whole lot of switches

Wiring the 2010 Winter Games, which start Friday in Vancouver, has taken some 5,000 kilometers of cable and involved the efforts of thousands of workers.

Here, a Bell Canada technician monitors things at the broadcast termination point at Whistler Olympic Park.

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Bell technicians at work at the Whistler Sliding Centre, home to events like bobsled and luge.
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Bell technicians work to build the Olympic fiber network along British Columbia's Sea-to-Sky Highway.
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A look inside the main Technology Operations Center in Vancouver, where vendors like Atos Origin, Avaya, Bell Canada, and others will make sure all of the video, data, and voice is flowing as it should.
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Shown here is a box of telecommunications gear inside the Pacific Coliseum, where short-track speed skating and figure skating events will take place.
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Avaya switching gear inside the Technology Operations Center in Vancouver.
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More of Avaya's switching gear inside the Technology Operations Center. In addition to all the gear, there are some 400 network engineers and support staff at the Games keeping an eye on all that hardware.
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