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This article titled “Olympics and cloud analytics – what’s the connection?” was written by Dan Vesset, for theguardian.com on Wednesday 24th August 2016 12.20 UTC

As the 2016 Rio Olympics remains fresh in my mind, I’m reminded of the Olympic motto “Citius, Altius, Fortius” (faster, higher, stronger). Since their inception in 1896, the goal of the modern Olympics has been to provide an international forum where the world’s elite athletes could come together and compete. That is why the founder of modern Olympics, Pierre de Coubertin, said that “athletes need freedom of excess. That is why we gave them this motto … a motto for people who dare to try to break records.”

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