The Version 8 sitelist.ini file contains the name of each site in a contest.
The sitelist.ini file is only read/used by the server module and for a multi-site contest the sitelist.ini files should be identical.
Version 9 Change
sitelist.ini file format
sitelist.ini is a text file, each line contains the title for the sites, in order.
The site name for site 1 is on line 1, the site name for site 2 is on line 2, etc.
sitelist.ini in the distribution is
Site 1 Site 2 Site 3 Site 4