Website brings the world to the Games

Posted: Monday, March 06, 2006

 

  Tim Jordan checking out the 2006 Arctic Winter Games website Photo By Janice High

Tim Jordan checking out the 2006 Arctic Winter Games website

Photo By Janice High

Not everyone who is interested in the Arctic Winter Games can attend in person, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be part of the experience. The Games website (www.awg2006.org) offers a window to the action.

It’s clear that people all over the world are taking advantage of the opportunity.

By 11 a.m., March 5, the site had received more than 1,200 hits, according to Tim Jordan, Games Information Technology coordinator. Most of the site visits come from countries that have participants in the Games.

“But we are also getting hits from places like China and Korea,” said Jordan.

Once the actual competitions begin, Jordan expects the site will receive very heavy use. During the 2004 Games in Wood Buffalo, Alberta, the computer system was not sophisticated enough to handle the load. That won’t be a problem this time, said Jordan, since the website is linked to the high-tech Kenai Peninsula Borough system.

Jordan said the site, which already provides detailed information on the Games and the competitors, will also post updated scores and medal counts, as well as weather reports.

“In a couple of days we’ll also have a photo gallery for people to access,” said Jordan.



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