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    Electronics will play a major role in this year's Olympic Games at Munich.

    Competitors, judges and?

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    Electronics will play a major role in this year's Olympic Games at Munich.

    Competitors, judges and spectators will all benefit from the installation in recent weeks of some of the most modern equipment in the world.

    It has been provided by the largest West German electrical company, Siemens AG--and tests are going on day and night at the Olympic site to ensure that by the time the Games open everything is working perfectly.

    There computers will have the task of ensuring that no rules are broken in any of the 21 Olympic sports. The same computer system will analyse results--and publish them instantly on various electronic scoreboards at the different Games locations.

    A specially developed floodlighting system will provide illumination equal to 245-thousand sixty-watt bulbs.

    SYNOPSIS: Technology and sport--two facets of twentieth century life that will work closely together this year at the Munich Olympic Games. In recent weeks the various Games sites have been quipped with some of the most up-to-date electronic machinery in the world.

    The electronic equipment is being supplied by West Germany's biggest electrical firm, Siemens. The centre of the complex is a computer system which will check that no rules are being broken in any of the twenty-one Olympic sports. It will also gather and analyse results--and post them instantly on various electronic scoreboards at the different Games locations. Altogether, Olympic sports will be held at thirty-one different sites.

    The Olympic Village--home for nine thousand athletes for the duration of the Munich Games.

    The main stadium is nearly complete. West German workmen are still finishing the huge canopy--an essential feature of the Games complex which hag:BASEs drawn comment because of its unusual architecture.

    A third of the world will be able to watch events at Munich--by way of television transmitters. For those unable to watch the Games, electronic equipment will provide an instant results service through teleprinters.

    On these thirty-eight teleprinters, results calculated by the computers will be passed to printing presses in the thirty-one competition sites. From there they'll be distributed within minutes to journalists.

    In the telephone exchange at the Olympic Stadium, fifty multi-lingual telephonists will be on hand--not only to switch calls--but also to answer questions and provide information.

    A newly-developed lighting system will provide daylight conditions for all sports, even though some won't finish until midnight. The system will provide light equivalent to that provided by 245-thousand sixty-watt bulbs, for an Olympic Games which will reap more benefit from electronics than any before it.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9BFSYQZNFZ2NCT04MKX2IT2PU
    Media URN:
    VLVA9BFSYQZNFZ2NCT04MKX2IT2PU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/03/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:42:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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