“Atos Origin announces sponsorship of world’s number one pentathlete”
London - 15 June, 2004
Atos Origin, a leading international IT services company that has primary responsibility for Information Technology for the Olympic Games, today announced its sponsorship of the world's number one ranked women's Modern Pentathlete, Georgina Harland, 26. Georgina was today selected by Team GB to compete at the ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games.
The Modern Pentathlon is a multi-discipline sport consisting of five events that take place over one-day of competition: Air Pistol Shooting; Fencing; Swimming; Show Jumping and Running.
As the world's number one Georgina has already achieved the international qualification for the Olympic Games by winning the Modern Pentathlon European Championships last August. In her short career to date she has achieved 20 gold medals, 8 silver medals and 4 bronze medals. These have included gold medals in the 2003 World Cup Final, World Championships Team Final, 2003 European Championships, British National Championships, Steffl Cup and Hungarian Indoor Championships.
Commenting on the Sponsorship, David Tait, Executive Vice President, Atos Origin said: “As world-wide IT Partner for the Olympic Games until 2008 and a sponsor of the British Olympic Association, we are delighted to be supporting Georgina and wish her every success in the ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games.”
Georgina Harland said: “To be world number one in Modern Penthathlon, it is essential that I go that extra mile in training and take that extra step. It is the sponsorship and support that I am receiving from Atos Origin that enables me to do exactly that.”
As the Worldwide IT Partner and TOP Sponsor of the Olympic Games, Atos Origin has primary responsibility for the design, build and operation of the Olympic Games IT infrastructure that relays results, events and athlete information to spectators and media around the world.
About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology (IT) services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues are more than EUR 5 billion and it employs 47,000 people in 50 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games.
Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Euronext Premier Marché and trades as Atos Origin, AtosEuronext, Atos Worldline, Atos KPMG Consulting and Atos Odyssée.
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