Olympic cycling timing failure could have been avoided, say mobile firms

London 2012 organisers could have avoided the technical and timing problems that plagued the men’s cycling road race on Saturday if they had notified mobile networks in advance, it has been claimed.Industry sources said race organisers failed to warn them they were using the mobile phone network to carry crucial GPS data. When networks became overloaded because of the number of spectators lining the course, Locog was unable to provide accurate timing information to broadcasters, the riders on the course or their coaches following in cars.To continue reading this report in The Guardian, go to:

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