Information technology will help promote Pacific Mini Games, says sports official
INFORMATION technology is key to promoting the 2022 Pacific Mini Games which Saipan will host, Oceania National Olympic Committee Chief Technology Officer Sitiveni Tawakevou said.
In a press briefing on Tuesday, Tawakevou told local reporters that next year’s games “need to be known in the Oceania region as well as publicized internationally.”
He said he’s on island to help the organizing committee promote the games.
“I look after the information technology needs for the 17 national Olympic committees in our region as well as the commercial arrangement for broadcast,” he added.
He said the Oceania National Olympic is working with the Pacific Games Council and assisting the local organizing committee to ensure that next year’s games can be publicized mainly through digital media.
He said they will help set up the needed infrastructure on the ground to enable the digital news delivery of the games.
This infrastructure will alsoprovide a better picture of how the news will be distributed, and determine the “flow” between the results center and news outlets, he added.
“That is why it is key for us in terms of setting the foundation to ensure sustainability here, and also who can we train to take over certain roles in broadcasting the games,” Tawakevou said, adding that his mission is to provide the best exposure for the 2022 Pacific Mini Games.
Setting the foundation, he said, also involves meeting with sports officials, venue managers, technology people and office personnel to set up operations for the mini games.