A TEXTILE firm from Liversedge rolled out the carpet for the Olympic Games.
GEOfabrics supplied carpeting to protect the track during the opening and closing ceremonies of the games at the main stadium in Athens.
The fabric was given a black non-reflective surface, to help the athletes and others taking part stand out for the TV cameras and spectators.
The contract was a big change for the company.
GEOfabrics usually produces specialist fabrics for major construction schemes, such as fabrics to stabilise the ground against coastal erosion and landslides and to line landfill sites to protect groundwater against pollution.
Company spokesman David Shercliff said: "We were delighted to receive the order for the Olympics. Customers normally buy our high-tech fabrics, dig a hole and bury them in the ground!"
The order from the company producing the Olympic ceremonies called for more than 400,000sq ft of fabric.
GEOfabrics provided one of its strongest grades of protection fabrics, which is made from plastic fibres.
Mr Shercliff said the order was small in comparison with some of the contracts the firm has met.
But he said it highlighted the versatile role of technical textiles.
Recent major contracts for the firm have included providing linings for coastal defences on the north bank of the Humber estuary, east of Hull.
GEOfabrics has also provided linings for a breakwater to prevent the beach eroding at Prince's Esplanade, Skegness.
And it has supplied linings for a 40-acre landfill site at the former Welbeck colliery at Normanton.