“Opening of Integration Test Lab marks completion of IT infrastructure and systems design phase for Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games”

Singapore, 5 February 2010

The Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (SYOGOC) and Atos Origin - the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games - announced the completion of the IT Infrastructure and Systems Design Phase for the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (Singapore 2010) at the opening of the Integration Test Lab (ITL) at the SYOGOC headquarters today.

 

The ITL will be a one-stop centre for integrating and testing the Games' IT infrastructure and applications such as the Games Management Systems (GMS)1 ; Information Diffusion Systems (IDS)2 ; Timing, Scoring & Results Systems; and Internet & Digital Media Systems before they go live for the Games.

 

More than 2,000 computers, 170 servers and 500 network devices will be set up at 18 competition venues, as well as the Culture and Education Programme sites, Main Media Centre, Youth Olympic Village, and Changi Airport, among other locations. SYOGOC's Technology Division, which is made up of staff assigned from the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, and Atos Origin, the Games System Integrator who had supported previous Olympic Games and the upcoming Vancouver 2010, are responsible for designing, building and operating the technology which is vital to the smooth running of the Games.

Launch of the Integration Test Lab (ITL)
Mr. Goh Kee Nguan (left), CEO SYOGOC and Mr. Herbet Leung (right), CEO Atos Origin Asia Pacific launched the Integration Test Lab (ITL) for Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games

“We are very pleased to have been able to reach this key milestone, that will provide critical IT support for the inaugural Youth Olympic Games,” said Mr Patrick Adiba, Executive Vice President, Olympic Games at Atos Origin. “Our team has over 20 years experience and expertise in building IT systems for world-class and large-scale sports games and we are able to apply our skills to provide the best IT systems for the Games.”

 

“The implementation of the Integration Test Laboratory marks the successful completion of a key milestone and the beginning of the next phase of the project, which is the testing of all systems application before Games Time,” said Mr Goh Kee Nguan, Chief Executive Officer, SYOGOC. “It also reflects the close cooperation and teamwork among SYOGOC, Atos Origin and other Singapore 2010 partners such as Acer, Omega, and SingTel . Together with our partners' extensive experience and expertise, we are confident of building a comprehensive and secured IT system for the inaugural Youth Olympic Games.”

 

Atos Origin holds the largest sports-related IT contract in the world. The contract with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) began with Salt Lake City in 2002, and continued with Athens in 2004, Torino in 2006, Beijing in 2008, Vancouver in 2010 and London in 2012. The contract was renewed in 2009 for Sochi in 2014 and Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

Singapore 2010 – Blazing the Trail
Singapore will be hosting the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG) from 14 to 26 August 2010. The Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games will receive some 5,000 athletes and officials from the 205 National Olympic Committees (NOCs), along with an estimated 1,200 media representatives, 20,000 local and international volunteers, and more than 500,000 spectators. Young athletes - aged between 14 and 18 years - will compete in 26 sports and take part in a Culture and Education Programme.

 

The Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games aims to inspire youth around the world to embrace, embody and express the Olympic values of Excellence, Friendship and Respect. It will create a lasting sports, culture and education legacy for Singapore and youths from around the world, as well as enhance and elevate the sporting culture locally and regionally.

 

 

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.

 

In Asia Pacific, Atos Origin has its regional headquarters in Singapore and has 2,000 employees in 7 countries and regions servicing clients in Financial Services; Discrete Manufacturing; Telecom & Utilities; Process Industries; CPG/Retail and Public Sector.

 

In Greater China region, Atos Origin has been present for over 10 years and currently employs 1,000 people in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taiwan, focusing on an end-to-end service model to “design, build and operate” IT solutions for key clients in such industries as finance, discrete manufacturing, petro chemicals and process industry, and energies. Atos Origin China is headquartered in Beijing.

 

Jointly issued by:
Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee and Atos Origin

 

For media enquiries, please contact:

 

Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee

 

Ng Kee Haur
Head, Programmes
Tel: +65 6471 9735
Email: ng_kee_haur@singapore2010.sg

 

Lee Wai Leng
Assistant Manager, Programmes
Tel: +65 6471 8909
Email: lee_wai_leng@singapore2010.sg

 

Atos Origin

 

Stella Zhou
Phone: +86 10 6437-6668
Email: stella.zhou@atosorigin.com

1) GMS is the IT system deployed before and during Singapore 2010 to facilitate planning and operations of accreditation, workforce management and sports entries and qualifications

2) IDS will distribute the games information through the Games network, Digital Concierge for Singapore2010, and websites in real-time, to users such as the International Olympic Committee, International Federations, competition officials, coaches and athletes, media and the general public.

3) Acer is the provider of computer hardware; Omega will be providing timing and scoring systems; while Singtel is the provider for leased lines, fixed and mobile communications, data centre services, internet applications, and Digital Concierge for Singapore 2010.