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Behind the TO2015 Games: Facilitating Remote Media Interviews with Cisco TelePresence

July 24, 2015

This post is fifth in a series taking readers behind-the-scenes of how Cisco technology is powering the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.

In our exclusive look at the technology behind the TO2015 Games, we’ve talked a lot about the technology fans will see and interact with this summer. But now I’d like to truly take you behind-the-scenes for a glimpse at technology only media will see during the Games.

Argentina Men's Coxless Fours - Bronze Medalists

TO2015 Bronze Medalists from Argentina speak with media via Cisco TelePresence.

The Games are host to hundreds of international (and local) media eager to cover participants representing their respective countries. This can be challenging for reporters during the Games when competitions occur, simultaneously, across 50+ venues and hundreds of kilometres.

For their convenience, Cisco and TORONTO 2015 are providing select venues with Cisco TelePresence to enable seamless interaction between international media and athletes. These venues include the Main Press Centre (MPC), Ontario Place West Channel, Royal Canadian Henley Rowing Course, Welland Pan Am Flatwater Centre, Minden Wild Water Preserve, Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park, Oshawa Sports Centre and President’s Choice Ajax Pan Am Ballpark.

Media have access to live, face-to-face communication with athletes and medalists for instant interviews or live press conferences between venues and the Main Press Centre. A schedule will be available daily for reporters to book their time and assemble at the MPC to connect with the athletes, offering athletes a wider platform to tell their stories and enabling journalists to cover the Games for effectively and efficiently.

If you’re attending the Games this summer, share your experience with us on Twitter using #CiscoTO2015.

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