“Atos Origin and IOC Extend Partnership to 2012”

Singapore, 01 July 2005

Atos Origin, the Worldwide Information Technology Partner of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), today announced that it has formally signed a contract extension with the IOC to become the Information technology systems integrator for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada, and the 2012 Olympic Summer Games.

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IOC President, Jacques Rogge, welcomed the extension to the Olympic partnership and continued involvement of Atos Origin in the Olympic Games.

“The Olympic Games could not happen without the use of Information Technology. The IOC is delighted to extend its partnership with Atos Origin for a further four years to 2012,” Rogge said.

“Our partnership is built on trust, knowledge and expertise and we are confident that Atos Origin will do an outstanding job for the Torino 2006, Beijing 2008, Vancouver 2010 and the 2012 Olympic Games,” Rogge continued.

“We are proud of our long-term partnership with the International Olympic Committee and the Olympic movement. We fully embrace all the challenges associated with such an historic, highly visible and monumental event,” said Bernard Bourigeaud, Chairman of the Management Board and Chief Executive Officer, Atos Origin.

“We will continue to deliver innovative and creative technology solutions to ensure that future Olympic Games will be staged successfully and enjoyed by a larger global audience. Our continued success is attributable to the outstanding teams of dedicated professionals working tirelessly behind the scenes to leverage technology and shared experiences to support the Olympic Games across different geographic locations, cultures and languages.

Atos Origin currently has teams on-site in both Torino and Beijing preparing and testing Olympic IT systems for the 2006 Winter and 2008 Summer Games.

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, workforce management, medical services, sport entries and athletes qualification
  • Info diffusion for the collection of all competition data and diffusion on the Intranet, Internet, to the world press agencies and commentators
  • Operations 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 other Olympic technology partners 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.

 

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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.

For further information please contact:
Marie-Tatiana Collombert
Tel : +33 (0)1 55 91 26 33
Email: marie-tatiana.collombert@atosorigin.com

Caroline Crouch
Tel: +44 7733 310 086
Email: caroline.crouch@atosorigin.com