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Olympic committee network is launched online

Guardian Sports Reporter

Published: Oct 03, 2013

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With a number of Bahamian athletes competing in different parts of the world year-round, the executives in the Bahamas Olympic Committee (BOC) have created a web-based television service to highlight their performances.

The Bahamas Olympic Committee Content Network was launched this summer, but has become popular recently now that the television segment was added. The network also includes radio reports and an active athlete’s blog. A number of developmental and professional athletes have been highlighted on the page. The official website is http://bahamasolympic.tv.

“The Bahamas Olympic Committee’s website is designed to reach a wider audience of persons who right now get their information from the web,” said D’arcy Rahming, treasurer in the BOC with the responsibility of media relations. “The idea behind the web is for you to get your information quickly, and you can get it in segmented portions. People can go to their particular sport or interest. The site was created to heighten the profile of sports in the country. It is to showcase our emerging athletes, past Olympians, administrators and coaches, while giving people a lot of information on all of the great things and ideas that are happening in all of our sports in the country.

“It has been really helpful because there are a lot of different sports and programs that haven’t gotten recognition through the traditional media. That is because of space or timing, just because of interest or general knowledge that they exist, so we just wanted to get that information out there.”

There are a number of features and interviews on the site with athletes like Celia Campbell, Cynthia Rahming, Harrison Collins, Deangelo Sturrup, Prince Wilson, Sara Tilberg and a number of sports administrators.

Rahming said: “Just a lot of tremendous information about the athletes who are out there are on the site. People who are involved in the sporting movement out there are highlighted. We are putting together a calendar and there is no priority in choosing who will be featured.

“Being on the Olympic committee has helped. Several of the national federation presidents are on the executive committee so it makes it easier in getting interviews. We have begun to do a feature on volleyball, where we had access to them training, and the young athletes to talk about what their plans are in the sport.

“This is the beginning of our launch. We are looking for a launch partner. The site has a lot of platforms for advertisers. We haven’t set up our metrics as yet because we haven’t formally been formed as yet. We are just in the informal launching, so there are people families coming on.”

Rahming said that there are a lot of athletes in the country, especially those who are not featured in the local media due to space and time. He encourages persons who know of athletes, competing professionally or on the amateur level, to contact the BOC.

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