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World Cup on World Wide Web While everyone was on the hill watching the World Cup races on Whistler Mountain last weekend, Pique Newsmagazine was braking new ground in cyberspace. With the technical support of Wimsey Information Services of Vancouver Pique set up a site on the World Wide Web to provide results, stories and photos the Warsteiner World Downhill and Diesel Jeans World Super-G around the globe, hours after the last racer finished. Through the use of technology and the Internet, our race stories, complete with quotes from the winners and finishers as well as colour photos of their runs were posted on a World Wide Web page by 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Anyone with a computer and modem, anywhere in the world had the results and stories from Whistler, all before downhill winner Kristian Ghedina of Italy had his first glass of Grappa. After Sunday's Super-G race stories with quotes and colour photos of the winners on the podium were available world wide by 3:30 p.m. According to Bob Elliott, Webmaster of Wimsey, the World Wide Web is an easy to use graphics and data interface that allows users with any type of computer to access photos, text and numbers. "The whole thing went very well and this was the first time real time stories and photos of a World Cup race were available on the Net," Elliott says.


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