Analytics and Complex Data

We relay event results and athlete information to journalists, media institutions, athletes and billions of viewers in just a 0.5 second lead time.

The Olympic Games are a multi-event, multi-venue operations, requiring a significant high level of coordination in the collection, consolidation, reporting and dissemination of results and other information to athletes, fans, media, workforce, government and Olympic bodies. Each with its own unique requirements for best experience and use.

It all starts with the collection of data. And when it comes to the Games, the volume of data is huge and the shelf life of data is very small. At the busiest day during the Games, there are multiple sports going on simultaneously, each of them having a multitude of athletes competing, generating and compiling a lot of unique and complex data: athlete info and bios, historic info, real time point results and real time final results. It requires we bring the data to life from start to finish to billions of fans worldwide via broadcasters, the web, news agencies, and more. Within 0.5 seconds!

Data is becoming “the new resource to boost the economy, as finance was in the previous century”
Thierry Breton, Atos CEO

more competition data, totalling 1.5 million messages 2008- 2012

Due to the digital era each successive Games are becoming more connected; generating more complex and unique data. For example, between the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games there was 80% more competition data, almost 50% more stories published each day by the Olympic News and 30% more hits on INFO2008 averaging around 1.2m.

These huge volumes of data offer a great opportunity to the IOC. To capture and understand trends and behavior, and to use this actionable intelligence to benefit athletes, journalists, visitors, viewers, and online content users with predictive and personalized services.

For organizations the opportunities are the same, harnessing the power of the next-generation data analytics such as Atos Codex Analytics to better serve and understand customers, develop streamline operational excellence, reinvent business models, and foster trust and compliance.

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Unlock your most precious business asset in a digital world: information

What we deliver

The Information Diffusion systems, which Atos manages are a group of systems that deliver secure real-time results to the media and the Olympic and Paralympic family. This includes the Commentator Information System and myInfo+ providing information to media, athletes, judges, coaches and sponsors

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Facing the moment of truth


The American Jim Hines was the first athlete to break the 10-second barrier in the 100 meters, winning gold at the 1968 Mexico Olympic Games. At the most recent London 2012 Olympic Games, no fewer than six of the men’s finalists finished in under 10 seconds.

Indeed the Olympic Games are not only a story of tremendous efforts towards perfection. They are a moment of truth – a moment when years of effort and training are condensed into a few seconds in which everything will be revealed. At that moment, there’s no place for doubt. There must be no second thought.

If the Olympics are above all an outstanding human performance moment, they rely on an outstanding support moment. How to provide the ultimate reliability needed in critical times? Being prepared for uncertainties – we have for example completed over 200,000 hours of IT testing to ensure the strength and reliability of our systems. Over the course of seven summer and winter Olympic Games – Rio is the eight – as Worldwide IT Partner, we have supported the Games by delivering flawless and agile IT services.

On this constant path to trusted innovation and IT excellence, some of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games core IT systems will now be delivered using the Rio 2016 partners cloud.Our approach? Ally total agility with total robustness.
And we go one step further beyond Rio 2016. We are building a cloud-based IT backbone for the Games which is scalable for every future


The secret: total integrity, 24×7 availability and absolute confidentiality for critical data. From modelling and realization to operations of a managed cloud, we help the Games benefit from reliable cloud strategies – adapted for the Games environment, safely bridging technology and

business like never before. And enabling therefore to do far more than just driving cost out of IT: empowering the Games for real-time and unbreakable agility across borders.

Because at critical moments, there is no second chance.

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