The San Francisco Chronicle has an interesting article on the timing technologies in use at the Olympics

23 08 2004

The San Francisco Chronicle has an interesting article on the timing technologies in use at the Olympics.  In it, the official timing guy describes some of the cool tech, and some of his low points in timing….

…at the 1987 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia, Huerzeler became a pariah when he disqualified the Canadians three times and the Australians four times for jumping the gun. Spectators threw chairs at Huerzeler’s control room and later, on their way back to the hotel, an enraged Aussie tried to drive into the timekeepers, forcing them to jump out of the way, he said

Sounds like a fun job šŸ™‚

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