- 24 Feb 2006
- Olympic News
Lenovo i.lounges Connect Athletes with Family Back Home
Most PCs per Athlete in Olympic History Olympic athletes at the Torino Games have been able to keep in touch with family, friends and supporters back home like never before with the help of Lenovo. As the computing equipment provider of the XX Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Lenovo has offered the highest ratio of PCs to athletes, coaches and staff in Olympic history through the creation of six athlete Internet i.lounges located throughout the three Olympic Villages.
Lenovo's "i.lounges," have become a part of athletes' daily lives while away from home and allowed them to share their experiences and progress during the Games with those unable to join them onsite. In fact, the six athlete i.lounges have been averaging approximately 1,800 visits per day.
Social Events Increase Cultural Awareness
In addition to email and related services, the Lenovo i.lounges have offered athletes fun, cultural activities to enjoy. Team China speedskater Yang Yang (A) hosted athletes during the Chinese Lantern Festival party and taught them how to tie traditional Chinese knots. At Italian Carnevale, party-goers had their faces painted and listened to regional festive music.
The i.lounge in Olympic Village Torino also hosted a charity event recently with "Right to Play," a team of hundreds of Olympic, Paralympic and professional athletes from around the globe who support the use of sport for development, health and peace in the most disadvantaged areas of the world.
All Lenovo i.lounges are in operation until the end of the Games on Sunday 26 February. Select locations in Torino and Sestriere will reopen for the Paralympics.