Striking a pose: Ms Scott does ‘The Bolt’ during the London Olympics, where she worked as a liaison officer. *Photo supplied
Striking a pose: Ms Scott does ‘The Bolt’ during the London Olympics, where she worked as a liaison officer. *Photo supplied

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19: A Bermudian media student had a ringside seat at the world’s biggest sporting event.

Juanee Scott was part of the massive Olympic Broadcasting Service drive to ensure the best possible media coverage of the London 2012 Games.

Ms Scott, who studies film, TV and production at London’s University of Westminster, said she was assigned to the ExCeL arena in London’s Docklands, where major events including weightlifting, boxing, fencing and martial arts were held.

Ms Scott added: “It was an amazing experience and a really excellent opportunity for me.”

She said: “Whenever we got a chance, we got to go to and check out some of the other sports when we were on our breaks.

“That was on our days off – which weren’t too often, but it was still an incredible experience.”

Ms Scott worked as a liaison officer between athletes and broadcasters covering events, arranged interviews for the world’s media and escorted athletes to the interview studio.

She also worked in commentators’ areas and helped set up their equipment.

Ms Scott – who is in the final year of her three-year degree – said she hoped to work in London after graduation, with her eye also on a stint in the Big Apple before returning to Bermuda.

She added: “I’d like to come back to Bermuda and start a production company here and help to build the film industry on the island.”

Ms Scott, 24, from Devonshire, was educated at CedarBridge Academy and the Bermuda College before signing up for her degree in London.