CYBERSPORTS POLL VAULT A POPULAR OLYMPIC SPORT, TOO.

Even if you have a lot of other priorities for instance, sports, extracurricular activities, etc., still you need to complete a senior project to graduate successfullyByline: - Tom HoffarthA record 3.1 million users logged onto NBCOlympics.com during
Thursday's women's figure skating finals, many to participate
in the ``You Be The Judge'' feature that allowed users to
score the skaters' performances.

That helped MSNBC, which produces both sites and also provides
information to SaltLake2002.com, rank No. 1 among unique users according
to Media Metrix ratings.

``We've been blown away by the traffic numbers so far,
compared to previous Olympics and other major sporting
events,'' said Gary Zenkel, the NBC Olympics' executive
vice president.''

``This is truly the largest Web event in sports
history,'' said Mitt Romney, president of the Salt Lake
Organizing Committee, in a news release.

The Web, however, also was the source of one of the bigger security
scares during the Games.

The day before, the server crashed on the U.S. Olympic
Committee's site(usolympicteam.com) after more than 16,000 e-mails,
mostly in a replicated message from South Korean sources, were sent as
threats to U.S. speedskater Apolo Anton Ohno after his crash-marred
silver-medal performance in the 1,000-meter race.

The USOC turned the e-mails, termed ``offensive and
obscene'' by spokesman Mike Moran, over to the FBI.

--It's just a polyester fleece beret made by a Canadian
company, for cryin' out loud. But everyone's gotta have one.

So if you missed going to Salt Lake City to pick up the hot
American souvenir, it's in plenty of Internet stores. But prepare
to wait.

The Roots Web site (roots.com or roots.ca) will direct you to a
toll-free number, but delivery is as long as five weeks. The cost is
$19.95.

At the Sports Authority (www.thesportsauthority.com) the wait is
estimated to be two-to-three weeks. At NBC's Olympic site
(www.shopnbc.com) it's promised within 30 days. Both have it listed
for about $24.

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