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Kiwis continue to back our olympic athletes online - remaining in the top four countries sending FanMail

FanMail -

Total FanMail messages: 310,023 Total FanMail messages have now surpassed the total number of FanMail messages received by athletes during the Nagano Games in 1998

Top countries SENDING messages: Australia, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Japan

Top countries visiting the IBM Surf Shack in the Village: Argentina, Cuba, Spain, Germany, Poland

Visits to the IBM Surf Shack in the Athletes' Village: 29,195

Public Visits IBM Surf Shack at Darling Harbour: 61, 366

Home pages created by athletes: 3496

? Top athletes receiving FanMail:

1 - Ian Thorpe (Australia, swimming)
2 - Claudio Nolano (Italy, taekwando)
3 - Cathy Freeman (Australia, track&field)
4 - Susie O'Neill (Australia, swimming)
5 - Kieran Perkins (Australia, swimming)
6 - Grant Hackett (Australia, swimming)
7 - Michael Klim (Australia, swimming)
8 - Lenny Krayzelburg (USA, swimming)
9 - Eric Moussambani (Equitorial Guinea, swimming)
10 - Pieter van den Hoogenband (Netherlands, swimming)

Contacts: Lisa Herden, IBM: 61-408-294-068

Natalie Harms, IBM: 61-417-689-677


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Olympic Web Site Traffic (

Total number of hits to date: 8 billion

Hits for Tuesday, September 26: 874.5 million

Peak Hits per Minute Tuesday, September 26: 768,511 Traffic Highlights:

? There have been 6.4 million unique users to the site to date. On Monday, there were over 963,000 unique users. Monday's unique users averaged over 15 pages per visit and over 29 minutes per visit.

? 14.9 million page views were requested on Monday, bringing the total to date to 148.7 million. A total of 14 countries have each requested more than 1% of the page views since September 13. These include USA, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Singapore, France, Sweden, China, Hong Kong, Finland.

? Of the 8 IBM Real-Time Scoreboards available on Monday, the most popular scoreboard was Athletics, followed by Basketball, Volleyball and Tennis. Average time on desktop for scoreboards was approximately 30 minutes.

? Top five most popular athletes on Monday were Laura Wilkinson (USA), Michael Johnson (USA), Svetlana Khorkina (RUS), Cathy Freeman (AUS), and Marion Jones (USA).

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