“Atos Origin begins the countdown to two Olympic Games”

Paris/Vancouver/London, November 2nd, 2009

100 days to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games
1000 days to the London 2012 Olympic Games Atos Origin, the Worldwide Information Technology (IT) Partner for the Olympic Games, is beginning the 100- and 1000-day countdown to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and the London 2012 Olympic Games, respectively.

“As Worldwide IT Partner for the Olympic Games we are delighted to confirm that with 100 days to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and just less than 1000 to the London 2012 Games the implementation of the technology for the information systems is on track,” said Patrick Adiba, executive vice president for the Olympic Games at Atos Origin. “As long-standing partner to the International Olympic Committee, we are committed to delivering a flawless performance to ensure the Games are successful in Vancouver in 2010 and in London in 2012.”

In 100 days Atos Origin will begin bringing real-time results from the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games to a global audience of 3 billion people. First it will lead the technology team to complete testing of all the IT infrastructure, systems and processes including simulating the three busiest days of competition during which about 500 operational scenarios will be executed (such as a flood and network disconnection). It will also deploy 5,800 computers, 800 servers and 5,000 PCs to 35 venues in just 10 weeks and in January will switch to operational mode to manage and monitor 24/7 the technology at all the competition and non-competition venues.

Meanwhile in London there is just under 1000 days to the 2012 Games. Like the athletes who are hoping to take part in the Games, Atos Origin must prepare extensively between now and the opening ceremony. As lead integrator, Atos Origin will work with its partners under the direction of LOCOG's Technology Department to design the extensive technology infrastructure and systems that will deliver the results and support the planning and operations of the Games.
This will include developing the volunteer portal that will help London 2012 recruit up to 70,000 volunteers for Games time; conducting more than 200,000 hours of testing to ensure that the technology provided for the Olympic Games delivers a gold winning performance and processing 200,000 accreditations that serve as a visa for athletes, workforce, volunteers, media, sponsors, officials and other members of the Olympic Family to enter the UK as well as accessing the Olympic venues.

Atos Origin designs, integrates, manages and secures the multiple Information Technology systems needed to manage the Olympic Games and the systems that communicate the results to the world. Atos Origin holds the largest sports-related IT contract in the world. The contract with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) encompasses Salt Lake City in 2002, Athens in 2004, Torino in 2006, Beijing in 2008, Vancouver in 2010, and London in 2012. It was renewed in 2009 for Sochi in 2014 and Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is a leading international information technology (IT) services company, providing hi-tech transactional services, consulting, systems integration and managed operations to deliver business outcomes globally. The company's annual revenues are EUR 5.5 billion and it employs 50,000 people. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

For more information, please contact:

Vancouver Games
Emilie Moreau
Phone: + 33 1 55 91 24 74
Email: emilie.moreau@atosorigin.com
London Games
Caroline Crouch
Phone: +44 20 78 30 42 33
Email: caroline.crouch@atosorigin.com