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Post-Olympic hi-tech for Victoria Software Company

December 5, 2000

Victoria, BC – While sports fans around the world have returned to their day-to-day existence after the most successful Olympic and Paralympic Games ever, one hi-tech company is still on a post-Olympic high and business is better than ever.

Viewpoint Technologies Ltd., a Victoria-based company whose innovative software simplified the exhausting job of managing the equipment and materials required to deliver both the 2000 Sydney Olympic and Paralympic Games, is on to new challenges after a successful run down under.

“Viewpoint was very proud to be part of the Best Games ever,” said Rob McMicking, Vice President of Technology. “We started with the Sydney organizing committee this time last year, and they’re still using our software to sort out the disposal of thousands of items used during the Games.”

And while the organizing committee officially closes its doors on December 15,2000, interested sports fans can still check out the goods for sale through an Internet auction at Dubbed the “Remains of the Games”, items for sale run from a customized Torch Relay Harley Davidson to medal podiums.

“We keep hearing that our Games were the best ever, and it’s because of companies like Viewpoint Technologies that we were,” says Brenda Perreaux, Logistics Manager for the Sydney organizing committee. “They have taken the task of managing the logistics of the Games to another level, and I’m confident that their other software programs will do the same for the registration process and the financial planning of events like the Olympics. “

While the Viewpoint team was overseeing its viewLOGISTICS software in Sydney, it was developing new business networks for the company’s other programs, “viewPLAN”, designed to plan and manage the costs, scope and staffing associated with delivering a major project, and viewTEAM”, designed to manage the recruitment and assigning of volunteers and the accreditation of all participants for a major project.

“When Sydney organizers saw our software working at the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, they knew they had to have it for their Games,” says McMicking. “That’s the type of networking we were doing in Sydney, talking to organizers for upcoming multi-sport events and to potential bid groups. And now we’ve got some contracts pending.”

While Viewpoint Technologies is leading the development of custom software solutions for international events, the team is not resting on its Olympic laurels. Both viewPLAN and viewLOGISTICS programs are operational in the offices of the 2001 World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, and as they continue to enhance their programs, they also continue to seek potential clients from multi-sport events at the regional to international levels, and non-sporting events, such as conference planners.

For more information see or contact:
Rob McMicking, VP Information Technology, Garnet Nelson, Marketing
(250) 370-9142, email:
Joanna Fox, Media Relations (250) 595-1955, cell (250) 882-5426, email:

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