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Alibaba vows digital transformation of Olympics

IANS  |  Seoul 

on Saturday pledged to help transform the for the digital era as China's giant unveiled its vision for future

said Alibaba would work with the (IOC) to develop technology for the Games.

He also noted that the spirit of fair competition could further spread if the digital transformation of the event was realised.

made the comments in a meeting with IOC at the opening ceremony of the at Gangneung Olympic Park, news agency reported.

Ma said Alibaba would showcase its vision for future through its technology at the PyeongChang Games and said his group would continue the technological innovation for and

The Japanese and Chinese capitals would host the Summer in 2020 and the Winter in 2022, respectively.

In 2017, Alibaba partnered with the IOC to help transform the Games for the digital era. Alibaba said it would serve as official "Cloud Services" and "Platform Services" partner.

On Saturday, Alibaba launched "The on the Cloud," at its pavilion, offering an interactive experience to visitors on its vision for future Games.

Alibaba also highlighted its "brain" a suite of that Alibaba said would drive the digital transformation of to benefit fans, spectators, athletes, venues and organisers.



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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 14:10 IST