News26 Aug 2009

Huge unique user figures and page hits – IAAF website, Berlin 2009


Officials of the IAAF, Germany and South Korea close the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics in the Berlin Olympic Stadium (© Getty Images)

The IAAF is delighted to confirm that the IAAF website for the nine days of competition of the IAAF World Championships in Berlin received a huge level of traffic, more than doubling the figures received for the 2007 World Championships in Osaka, which were themselves impressive at the time.

On 20 August (day 6) of the World Championships, the website received 1 million unique users and more than 16 million page hits, having come close to that seven-figure target of uniques the day before when on 19 August (day 5), 947,000 unique users came on to the site, producing nearly 15 million page hits.

While not all days reached those two lofty summits, every day in Berlin at least doubled the highest daily figure for the IAAF website in Osaka 2007 which was on day 4 (28 Aug 2007) - 320,762 unique users, with page views: 6.5 million page hits.

The IAAF website’s coverage of Berlin 2009 featured:
Broadcasting (video and radio/audio)
IAAF Fantasy Athletics - presented by EPSON
Statistics (athletes; countries, records, history)
Biomechanics project
News (general; features; event previews, event reports and flash interviews)
Competition blogs
Photo gallery
News summary in French, German and Spanish languages

We very much hope you enjoyed our coverage of the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics, Berlin, Germany (15-23 Aug).


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