“Atos Origin Extends its Technology Partnership Contract with the International Olympic Committee for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and 2012 Olympic Games”

Paris, 16th March 2005

The largest sports related Information Technology contract ever awarded Atos Origin, the Worldwide Information Technology (IT) Partner of the International Olympic Committee, today announced that it has reached an agreement with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the technology systems integrator for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada, and the 2012 Olympic Games to be announced on July 6th 2005. Atos Origin will therefore remain the Worldwide IT Partner until 2012.

This agreement represents the extension of the largest sports related information technology contract ever awarded. Further to the completion of the Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic Winter Games, operated by SchlumbergerSema, and the ATHENS 2004 Games, and the preparation of the Torino 2006 and Beijing 2008 Games, Atos Origin will be the technology systems integrator for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver and the 2012 Olympic Games to be announced on July 6th 2005.

As the Worldwide IT Partner for the Olympic Games, Atos Origin will be responsible for developing, running and securing key information systems for the Games, including:

  • Core games management for accreditation, staff information, workforce management , medical services, sport entries and athletes qualification,
  • Info diffusion for the collection of all events data and diffusion on the Intranet, Internet, to the world press agencies and commentators
  • Operations management for the management of pre-Games central operations, management of the Technology Operations Centre, coordination of the venues and help desk services,
  • Security of the Games IT infrastructure.

As the technology systems integrator, Atos Origin will integrate its own proprietary applications with best of breed software and hardware from members of the IT technology consortium; maximize the legacy IT systems to deliver solutions that minimize operational costs and investment; transfer knowledge from Games to Games with an extensive re-use, knowledge capture and disciplines IT systems integration practices.

Atos Origin played a key role in the technology success of the ATHENS 2004 Games demonstrating its tier-one capabilities in delivering, integrating and securely managing a mission critical IT infrastructure. Working with the same core teams of specialists and building on proven technology to deliver cost effective solutions, Atos Origin has continuously contributed to the success of other major events including the All Africa Games, Nigeria in 2003; 2002 UN World Summit On Sustainable Growth and 2003 FINA Swimming World Championships.

One year out from the Winter Games, Atos Origin is working towards a flawless completion of all the IT systems and operations. Besides the preparation for delivering the IT for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing is in full speed with an onsite team of 20 IT experts.

“We are extremely pleased to have expanded our partnership with Atos Origin as the Worldwide IT Partner for two more Games. Today the role and use of Information Technology is vital for the staging of the Games. Atos Origin had a crucial player in the success of the delivery of the ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games. We are confident that, in the future, Atos Origin will deliver an outstanding job for the Torino 2006, Beijing 2008, Vancouver 2010 and the 2012 Olympic Games” declared Jacques Rogge, President of the International Olympic Committee.

“We are very proud to be part of the Olympic Movement and look forward to continuing our association with the International Olympic Committee. We consider this long-term partnership as a unique opportunity to showcase our skills and experience in the management of large scale, complex projects. This highly visible project will contribute to enhance the image of Atos Origin to a worldwide audience of existing and future staff, clients and shareholders”, said Bernard Bourigeaud, Chairman of the Management Board and Chief Executive Officer, Atos Origin.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology 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 over 46,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, AtosEuronext, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

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