Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang2018: 2nd phase of Technical Rehearsals successfully completed

Paris, December 19 2017

We’re pleased to announce that the second Technical Rehearsal, led by Atos and the PyeongChang Organizing Committee (POCOG), has been successfully completed for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. Atos is proud to be the Worldwide IT Partner of the Olympic Games and this will be the fifth Winter Olympics that Atos has taken part in in this role.

The rehearsal involved a 2,500 strong team from Atos, the PyeongChang Organizing Committee, the International Olympic Committee (IOC)  and other technology partners. It simulated the three busiest days of the Games during which about hundreds of pre-defined operational scenarios were executed.

This second technical rehearsal is designed to ensure that staff, technology and procedures are fully ready to respond to any situation. It also provides the opportunity for journalists and broadcasters to familiarize themselves with the information systems and to ensure that they will have all the information they need to broadcast the Olympic Winter Games to billions of TV spectators world-wide. Testing took place for 15 sports disciplines across 12 venues. All the competitions were simulated from real venues and under conditions very close to those during Games times.

The Winter Games will be the first time that Atos will host all OMS (Olympic Management System) / ODS (Olympic Diffusion System) critical applications on the Atos Canopy Digital Private Cloud – including accreditations, sport entries & qualifications, volunteer portal and other Olympic Information Diffusion Systems - supported by the Central Technology Operation Center (Barcelona) and the Integration Testing Lab (Madrid). 

 Marc Gutierrez Aguilar, Atos PyeongChang 2018 Chief Integrator Officer says: “These technical rehearsals are an essential part of our preparations for the Games. As of now, we have completed 100,000 hours of successful testing to ensure we are ready to deliver the first Olympic Games hosted 100% on the Cloud”.