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Alibaba promises smarter games village for athletes in future olympics

Alibaba is one of the few top Olympics sponsors signed with the IOC until 2028


Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is launching a project that will create a “smarter” and more connected athletes’ village and stadia and make all Olympics stakeholders “more money”, its executives said on Saturday. Many of Alibaba’s plans are still concepts since it has not had enough time to implement its technology after signing a deal last year worth hundreds of millions of dollars as a cloud and e-commerce partner with the International Olympic Committee. But IOC president Thomas Bach said some of Alibaba’s plans “can become ...

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 01:25 IST