“Atos Origin supports Dutch track cyclist Theo Bos on its way to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games”
Utrecht, 22 February 2007
Atos Origin, an international IT services company, will be supporting track cyclist Theo Bos for the coming two years heading to the Olympic Games in Beijing. The reigning sprint and Keirin world champion is delighted that Atos Origin has linked itself with him. “Atos Origin is not only a top brand, but also has a direct involvement in the Olympic Games, where it is responsible for the complete IT infrastructure. My mission is to win gold in Beijing, Atos Origin's mission is to ensure the smooth running of the IT at Games' time. The company has proven itself to be a fantastic partner for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for three Olympic Games already, and is now doing the same for me.”
Bos is currently training to achieve his lifelong goal, winning gold during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. The World Cup competition in Manchester is the run-up to the World Championship, to be held in Mallorca at the end of March. Bos says: “Thanks to my achievements and nomination as Athlete of the Year in 2006, I am assured of interest from various companies. However, I won't associate myself with just any business but look for partners who have a real relationship with my sport. Atos Origin meets this desire; the company is a TOP Sponsor and the Worldwide IT Patner of the International Olympic Committee. I will be the figurehead, the athletic ambassador of the brand in the run-up to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Right now, I'm completely focused on the races ahead.”
Atos Origin is proud to be associated with Theo Bos. In the run-up to the Olympic Games in Beijing, the largest IT services company in the Netherlands wants to underline its direct involvement with the world's greatest sporting event.
Marianne Hewlett, Senior Vice President Global Marketing at Atos Origin concludes: “Bos is considered the Atos Origin ambassador for the Olympic Games in The Netherlands. Not only is he the reigning world champion, but he was also elected Athlete of the Year 2006 which speaks to both his achievements and his character. Atos Origin will do everything to ensure that the IT of the Olympic Games in Beijing runs smoothly. This requires extensive preparation in order to ensure a flawless performance at the crucial start date. The same holds true for Theo – he too is focused on the ultimate goal, gold in Beijing. I think we've got a perfect match here.”
About Theo Bos
Dutch track cyclist Theo Bos is the reigning world champion in Sprint and Keirin categories. He earned his first seniors world title in 2004 in the Sprint. At the age of 20, he was the youngest ever sprint world champion. The same year, he won silver during the Olympic Games in Athens in the same event. In 2005 he won the 1 km world title. In Moscow, in December 2006 he improved the world record on the 200m with a time of 9.772. Theo Bos is currently Athlete of the Year 2006. He will be defending his world titles in Mallorca at the end of March.
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 EUR 5.4 billion and it employs over 50,000 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, Atos Euronext Market Solutions, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.
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