THE Olympics is an 18 day spectacle of athletic prowess.
But while the athletes concentrate on delivering the ultimate performances, who makes sure the whole thing runs smoothly?
Huddersfield man Stuart West was part of a team that did just that.
Stuart is a service engineer for Xerox, the company responsible for handling all the document and printing needs of the Athens 2004 Olympics.
He is based at Brighouse Training Centre.
Stuart was one of 230 hand-picked Xerox service engineers sent to Athens for the games.
Part of his job was to ensure that event results in all Olympic venues were recorded, tabulated and reported to press, broadcasters, judges, Olympic officials, athletes and sponsors. Stuart also had to train engineers to make sure everything went to plan.
He was chosen for the job because of his `gold' status, meaning he is the `best of the best' in his area of service.
Stuart said: "I had a great time at the Olympics. It has been hard work but everything worked out as planned. I had time off to see the events, met British athletes and even chatted to Tony Blair."