It has always been said that war is the great forcing house of technology, driving a huge acceleration in the rate of change in just about every field of technology you can think of. But these days the extraordinary fact is that something as peaceful and yet as fiercely competitive as sport, has taken over some of that role. It's not just that the sheer intensity of modern sporting competition demands the very latest state-of-the-art technology to service it, but the huge non-stop appetite for sporting spectacle, demands cutting edge space age technology to bring it to a vast global audience. We truly live in a global village. This unique programme tells the story of the technology behind a modern Olympic spectacular, the 25th. Olympic Games in Barcelona during 1992. It was at that time the most expensive, complex and technologically sophisticated sporting event ever staged generating more than 5000 hours of television.