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Island Games 2017
Island Games 2017

In terms of numbers of participants, Island Games 2017 it will be one of the biggest sporting events to take place this summer.
The multi-sport Games are held every two years and feature 14 different sports, including golf, athletics, swimming and shooting.
BBC Sport profiles seven Channel Island sportsmen and women who will be hoping to claim gold.
Teenage golfer Keites ended Jersey's  Island Games 2017 Live46-year wait for a winner of the Hampshire Junior Girls Championship title in 2016.The Royal Jersey player was also winner of the Island Ladies Strokeplay championship, taking the 36-hole event by two strokes.
Keites was runner-up at the last Island Games, when she was also part of the women's squad that won the overall team event.
"The ladies golf team are bidding for team gold again. It's definitely doable and on a personal level I'm looking for individual gold," the 17-year-old told BBC Radio Jersey.
"One of the courses, Visby, is ranked top five in the whole of Sweden and I've heard it has a lot of similarities to Royal Jersey where I play, so that will stand me in good stead hopefully.Allen returned from travelling in March and forced his way back into the Guernsey FC squad for the latter part of the season, as they avoided relegation from Isthmian League Division One South.
The prolific striker netted in the  Island Games 2017 Live Stream Muratti final victory over Jersey in May, and is likely to be Guernsey's main man up front as they try to retain their football title.
Allen scored one of the goals as they beat the Isle of Man 3-0 in the 2015 final in Jersey.
Munro won three golds, two silvers and a bronze at the 2015 Games and narrowly missed out on a spot representing Great Britain at the Rio Olympics.
The 20-year-old Youth Olympic relay champion will be among the big medal hopes for the Sarnians in the pool alongside Tom Hollingsworth, who won 10 medals in Jersey last time.
Munro is listed to race in five relay  Island Games events and three solo events, including the 50m freestyle.Jersey's women's footballers made history at the last Games by winning gold for the first time, but have had their preparations disrupted this time by the resignation of manager Simon Petulla and his popular coaching team.
While a lot of the squad remain, 16-year-old left winger Wood is an exciting addition and could help fire the side to the latter stages of the tournament again, despite what is likely to be a strong showing from the Scandinavian islands.READ MORE:Jodie Botterill and Daniel Seviour to manage Jersey 
Wood only became old enough to play  Island Games Live senior football during last season, and impressed the selectors with her early performances for club side St Paul's.
Without Cat Andrade, she may need to provide the magic spark if Jersey are to be successful.
Halksworth will be defending his triathlon title, but will also represent Jersey in cycling.
It is the fourth sport in which the 31-year-old  Island Games 2017 Live Stream  Jerseyman has competed at Island Games level, after previously winning eight golds as a swimmer and entering the 10,000m in athletics in 2015.
The triathlon in Visby is on the opening day of competition, clearing the way for Halksworth to cycle in the road race, the time trial and the criterium later in the week.Viewers of MTTV – the Island’s leading on-demand video news service which is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year – have watched nearly 10 million minutes of the latest local news, sports, and feature stories since the first report was posted on www.manx.net/tv in February 2012. The figures, based on Google Analytics statistics, are equal to over 17 years of non-stop viewing time crammed into just five years!

Shortlisted for the Kieran Hegarty Award for Gotland 2017 Innovation at this year’s Celtic Media Festival, MTTV began when Manx Telecom identified that although there was a demand for local video news coverage, and the technology existed to provide it, there was little Isle of Man coverage being offered by mainstream TV channels. Investment in 3G and, later, 4G networks opened up the possibility of roving reporters uploading videos from the scene of breaking news stories. This month, MTTV will accompany Team Isle of Man as their media partner, staying with them in Gotland, Sweden, to provide video coverage of the NatWest Island Games (June 24-30) to family, friends and residents back at home.

 

MTTV’s anchorman Paul Moulton, former broadcast journalist with Manx Radio, Energy FM, ITV and BBC, said: “It’s been an exciting journey made possible by technology, and worthwhile because of the loyal audience MTTV has built up over the years. Using 3G and Gotland 2017 live 4G mobile broadband has been the key to the speed of reports online because we can upload from on location, almost anywhere on the Island. Skype, drone footage, and even aerial coverage from a helicopter after the snowstorms in 2013, have also added new dimensions to our news output. Viewers want us to be first with reports when big news breaks, and I’m proud to say we have done that time after time. MTTV has also changed the way politics is reported on the Island – ranging from live reports from by-elections and the General Election, bringing news and opinion from Westminster talking to MPs about Brexit, to the first live video broadcast from Tynwald. Interviews are not edited, so we can give people more time to get their message across in  detail. 2017 Island Games Live is the only channel where voters can see and hear their political representatives week in week out – in most weeks the Chief Minister and his Cabinet sit down for an MTTV interview, where else does that happen?”

 

In the past five years the channel has posted more than 3,000 reports on all aspects of Island life, and many events abroad which have local interest, including reports from Sweden, Hungary, Australia, Jersey, UK and America. In addition to this year’s 2017 Island Games, MTTV’s cameras also plan to be in Australia’s Gold Coast for coverage of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

 

Recent feedback from interviewees demonstrates NatWest Island Games 2017 some of the ways MTTV has helped local organisations:

 

“I would like to thank and congratulate Manx Telecom for providing the MTTV service, both as a general observation and for personal reasons. Ticket sales for our charitable theatre show doubled within 3 days of our interview. The news reports are impressive in terms of cover and depth on a wide variety of subjects vital, important or of interest to islanders.”  Josephine Veldhuizen.

 

“We had 7 plays over the week 15/21st April NatWest Island Games 2017 live and from comments I have heard we have gained “bums on seats” because of MTTV. This coverage has also been very well received by all the visiting teams and their followers on and off the Island – so well done MTTV and Paul Moulton’s superb professional coverage, long may this continue. It is I am sure a wonderful contribution to our Island (and overseas) Community.” Olga Gray MBE, past president/Chairman of the Manx Amateur Drama Federation.

 

MTTV is a free service provided by Manx 2017 Island Games Live Stream Telecom as part of the company’s commitment to use technology to support the Island’s community. Available through manx.net, isleofman.com and YouTube, viewers can also receive real time daily updates via an RSS feed and through Manx Telecom’s Facebook and Twitter pages