Thursday, January 17, 2008

Olympic sports info from Infostrada

Pursuing the Olympic issue, the news was published last week that the Dutch sports content provider Infostrada Sports has been contracted by The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG) to supply all historical data and athlete biographies for use in its INFO2008 system and to use its experience and expertise in helping to organise and run the official Olympic News Service (ONS). Infostrada Sports will fill this role for the third time as far as the Summer games go; it also covered the Torino Olympic Winter Games in 2006.

INFO2008 will follow in the tradition of other Info systems and be the main source of background and reference information for the Olympic Family during the Games, including the 21,600 broadcast and print media people who will cover the sport. National Olympic Committees, International Federations and the Organising Committee itself are expected to also make use of the extensive Information.
More than 10,000 athlete biographies and results of more than 100 years of Olympic Games history, as well as recent results on major competitions can be accessed through INFO2008.

Just as critically, information including athlete quotes, news items and facts & figures from the sports competitions in Beijing will be fed into the INFO2008 system, from reporting teams of the ONS.

This will be the third successive Olympic Summer Games to which Infostrada Sports will supply content. It previously supplied data to Sydney 2000 and data and Biographies to Athens 2004, as well as the Torino Olympic Winter Games in 2006.
.Infostrada Sports has significant experience in running such major sport event news services, having done so at the Rugby World Cup 2007 in France, as well as the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, for which it won an award for Media Services at the recent International Sports Event Management and Security conference in London.

Infostrada started in 1995 to be all round b2b content sports provider, being multimedia, multi-lingual and multi platform. It has 75 employees worldwide, with offices in The Netherlands, Austria, Australia, Denmark and the UK. It has the largest independent sports database with historical content and the largest sports archive with more than 15.000 titles. It works with a growing network of experts. The company covers all global sports, but focuses on soccer, F1, cycling, tennis and Olympics.

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