Access to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Goes Through Atos

300,000 Identity and Accreditation Cards issued in lead up to the Olympics

“The Accreditation system allows the procedures to be secure and reliable,”


Francess Lusack, Accreditation General Manager of the Rio 2016™ Organising Committee


Security at the Olympics is paramount.  A crucial element is the identification and accreditation of the 300,000 athletes, officials, sponsors and media requiring access to Olympic Games venues.

Over the next three months, 300,000 Identity and Accreditation Cards will be issued to these key attendees. The Accreditation represents a critical element in the security of the Games as each card identifies the holder and defines their access rights.


The accreditation system built and managed by Atos has the same high levels of security as systems used to process applications for passports and visas.


“By working with the Rio 2016™ Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games and Brazil’s Ministry of Home Affairs, we deliver the online system that enables the entire secure accreditation process, from identifying accredited participants, to managing registration, to assigning access privileges and by providing access control information.” said Michèle Hyron, chief integrator at Atos for the Rio 2016 Games


Atos has provided IT solutions to the Olympic Games since 1992, and Rio 2016 marks the first time that part of the IT system is hosted in the cloud, representing a breakthrough moment in the digital transformation of the Games.


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IDCFor the International Olympic Committee pursuing digital transformation for the Olympic Games involves turning its biannual physical events into a global and fully connected experience. This involves implementing cloud, analytics, mobility, and social technologies to improve both customer experience and behind the scenes' IT infrastructure. Download the report >>


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As the Worldwide IT Partner of the Olympic & Paralympic Games, Atos leads the technology effort for the staging of the Games. This same effort and skills can help your company as you pursue a record-breaking competitive advantage.


Digital Empowerment for the Olympic Games: The IOC and Atos embrace digital transformation and see step changes in how disruptive technologies address emerging challenges and make a major impact.


Turning the Games into a fully connected global experience: The role of IT at the Olympic Games is changing significantly: reflecting new expectations about its organization, delivery and experience.


Cloud makes it into the squad for the Olympic Games: As part of the transformation, there is a new delivery model. A paradigm shift from a ‘build each time’ to a ‘build once’ model delivering some critical services over the cloud that creates significant efficiencies and operating flexibilities.


Atos believes that bringing people, technology and business together is the way forward, indeed this is the way that we power progress. There is no greater example of this than at the Olympic and Paralympic Games, which brings together the world’s population for the greatest show on earth. Every two years, our Business Technologists deliver on an extraordinary scale under the scrutiny of the entire world.


End of 2013, Atos has extended the contract with the IOC to provide IT services for the next 5 upcoming Olympic Games. Atos has been a key technology provider for the Olympic Movement since 1989, when the company provided services to the Barcelona 1992 Organising Committee.


IOC President Thomas Bach said: “Technology is critical to the success of each edition of the Olympic Games. We are delighted that we will be able to continue relying on Atos and its vast experience to deliver flawless, innovative IT services.”


We have proven that we’ve got what it takes: Our Business Technologists deliver when it really counts - and we can do the same for you and your business.


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