Posted By: David Faust
In just two short weeks, the city of London will be hosting the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Over 10,000 athletes from more than 200 countries will be participating in this year’s games. Many of us will be glued to our televisions (or computer screens) during this time as we marvel at the talent and determination of the athletes participating in these events. We’ll cheer for our favorites, revel in the drama, and shout at no one in particular when the judges don’t agree with us.
The Olympic Torch has already started its journey to the Olympic Stadium. In fact, it started on the 19th of May in Land’s End, a city on the far south-western tip of England. Over 8,000 torchbearers will carry the torch over 8,000 miles to over 1,000 cities and towns. Each day, an average of 110 people will carry the torch an average of 300 meters until it reaches its final destination: the Opening Ceremony in the new Olympic Stadium in London.
Behind the scenes, the logistics involved with the games simply boggle the mind. The city of London has been making plans and preparations since before it was selected to be the host city in 2005. Entire new neighborhoods have been created, stadiums built, additional high-speed rail service introduced, shopping centers erected, and even a cable car across the Thames has been strung. London will be bustling with visitors during the Olympics: there are 11 million ticket holders for the Summer Olympics and Paralympics that follow.
What’s FairCom’s relationship to the Olympics? Could it be that the outstanding performance of c‑treeACE can only be described as Olympian? Or perhaps the level of service that we offer falls nothing short of Gold Medal Worthy? While either may be claimed by (perhaps) overzealous members of our marketing team, the answer is much more straightforward. FairCom will have members of its engineering team on site in the U.K. to ensure smooth operations for one of its premier customers involved with the Olympics. In addition, we’re watching (with envy) for one of our execs in the VIP seats at one of the more popular venues.
Since we have offices and customers around the world, we won’t single out a particular country but rather wish all participants GOOD LUCK for a safe and successful Summer Games.
And with offices in the US, Italy, Japan and Brazil, stiff competition brews within our own walls! Of course, the US office is rooting for local Missourian Chistian Cantwell, going for the gold this time in the shot put after his 2008 silver toss!