“Atos Origin Ramps up for Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games”
Paris – December 6, 2004
Atos Origin IT Team already in place in Torino Deliveries of key software applications completed
Atos Origin, the Worldwide Information Technology (IT) Partner for the Olympic Games, today announced the successful completion of a key milestone for the TORINO 2006 Olympic Winter Games, including the delivery of key competition software.
Building on its successful delivery of the IT systems that supported the ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games, Atos Origin is once again leading a consortium of best-of-breed technology expert partners and suppliers. The Group has primary responsibility for information technology including consulting, systems integration, operations management, information security and software applications development for the XX Olympic Winter Games.
Right after completion of the Games in Athens, the Atos Origin Major Events team, headquartered in Barcelona, had already begun preparations for the first IT test events for the TORINO 2006 Olympic Winter Games and the preparation for the Beijing Games in 2008. Last September, several Atos Origin team members based in Athens already moved to Torino and Beijing.
Atos Origin today announced the completion of software applications for transmitting/conveying sports results for all the Winter sports and disciplines (15): biathlon, nordic combined, ski jumping, figure skating, bobsleigh, luge, skeleton, alpine skiing, cross country skiing, snowboard, freestyle, ice hockey, speed skating, short track and curling. The software has been tested for several months in the Integration Test Laboratory in Torino, and then released into production in December this year, so that the TORINO 2006 Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (TOROC) can prepare for key test events scheduled from January 2005 onward.
Atos Origin has already delivered all the Games Management Systems (GMS) applications that support accreditation, transport, health services and other critical onsite activities. Most of the Info Diffusion Systems (IDS) applications - the critical application for delivering all sports results data to various audiences - have been delivered, including INFO2006, the Commentator Information System (CIS), Central Repository and Print Distribution.
“Atos Origin demonstrated its capabilities as a successful lead systems integrator at the ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games, and we are fully confident that they will again play a key role in ensuring the success and information security for the IT of the 2006 Games“, stated Enrico Frascari, Technology General Manager for TOROC.
“Atos Origin completed secure and successful IT operations for the ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games. The experience gained in Athens, and in Salt Lake City as SchlumbergerSema will be fully used in Torino to help TOROC and IOC minimizing IT-related risks and costs,“ stated Claude Philipps, Atos Origin chief technology integrator for the TORINO 2006 Olympic Winter Games.
The Atos Origin contract with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is the largest sports related IT contract covering four Olympic Games over eight years: Salt Lake City in 2002, operated as SchlumbergerSema, Athens in 2004, Torino in 2006 and Beijing in 2008. Atos Origin has primary responsibility for Information Technology, which is related to consulting, systems integration, operations management, information security and software applications development for the Olympic Games. For the TORINO 2006 Olympic Winter Games, Atos Origin, as the lead systems integrator, is managing a consortium of technology expert partners and suppliers.
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 45,000 people in 50 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games.
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