“IT systems deliver flawless performance for successful Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games”

Singapore, 31 August 2010

The Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (SYOGOC) and Atos Origin – the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games – today announced the successful completion of the IT operations for the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (Singapore 2010). The SYOGOC IT team consisting of SYOGOC's Technology Division, Atos Origin and other technology partners performed flawlessly in delivering, securing and managing the complex IT systems, ensuring the smooth running of the Games and relaying competition results to a worldwide audience.

 

During the past 13 days of competition, thousands of young athletes had demonstrated their talents, perseverance and grit. Behind the scenes, the technical teams from SYOGOC, Atos Origin and other technology partners have also shown effective cooperation and teamwork, and achieved many successes without notice.

 

“The IT teams led by SYOGOC's Technology Division and Atos Origin played a crucial role in the smooth operations of the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games and the ultimate success of a historic milestone in the annals of the history of modern Olympiad” said Mr Eric Tan, Chief Operating Officer, SYOGOC.

 

“Atos Origin is honoured to have the privilege to be the systems integrator for the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games and has played a key role in ensuring the IT systems perform to expectations,” said Mr Patrick Adiba, Chief Executive officer Iberia - Olympics and Major Events, Atos Origin. “A particular focus for Atos Origin at these Games has been to enable the extensive use of social media and online communities in order to bring the Games to more people and to provide new ways to enjoy the competitions and events. All this has only been made possible by the excellent cooperation amongst teams from SYOGOC Technology Division, Atos Origin and the technology partners.”

 

In preparation for and during the inaugural YOG, the IT Team has:

  • Facilitated the processing and delivery of over 60,000 accreditation badges to the YOG family including athletes, media, National Olympic Committees and International Sports Federation)
  • Provided and distributed more than 20 GigaBytes of competition data to more than 1,200 media representatives
  • Supplied around 53 GigaBytes of data to the internet
  • Filtered and analysed over 3 million system events logged by the various Games-related systems and devices during the Games period. There was no major issue identified.

About Singapore 2010 – Blazing the Trail
Singapore hosted the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG) from 14 to 26 August 2010. The Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games received some 5,000 athletes and officials from the 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCs), along with 1,750 media representatives, 20,000 local and international volunteers and 320,000 spectators. Young athletes - aged between 14 and 18 years - competed in 26 sports and took part in the Culture and Education Programme.

 

The Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games inspired youth around the world to embrace, embody and express the Olympic values of Excellence, Friendship and Respect. It created a lasting sport, cultural and educational legacy for Singapore and youth from around the world, in addition to enhancing and elevating 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 5.1 billion and it employs 49,000 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.

 

For media enquiries, please contact:
Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee

 

Atos Origin
Caroline Crouch
Tel : + 44 20 7830 4233
Email: caroline.crouch@atosorigin.com

 

Annabella Quah
Tel: +65 6496 3856
Email: annabella.quah@atosorigin.com