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Technology In Football – VAR And The Data It Creates

"Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end"… we discuss the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) at length. On the first Match of the Day of the new season (football highlights and analysis show), the analysis of VAR took up 48% of the time on the first match and a staggering 72% of time in the Wolves vs…

Counting down: Why preparation is the key to a successful Olympics

We’re now less than 500 days away from the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, starting on 23rd July 2021, and the long preparation is well underway for all those taking part: the Olympic Committee, the athletes – and the partners. While for me, as a rower, the next step in preparation will be qualifying for the 2019 World Championships at the end of next…

An interview with Marc Austin, Atos Brand Ambassador for Glasgow 2018 European Championships and British Triathlete

The Glasgow 2018 European Championships will be capturing the moment (#TheMoment) athletes become champions, what has been your defining moment as an athlete? My defining moment was four years ago in the triathlon event at Strathclyde Country Park when I raced at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games for the first time.  I had a great experience…

How Data is revolutionizing Sport and its environments

Posted on: June 11, 2018 by Jordi Safont Guillen Stadiums are much more than the physical space where sport competitions take place. They are becoming the beating heart of burgeoning event complexes, true poles of attraction for business, and iconic landmarks for their city. The investments needed to build these complexes are measured in billions, extending over several years, and usually involve sophisticated partnerships and sponsorship deals. Such a…

Digital transformation in soccer

Soccer is a sport that stirs the emotions of millions of fans around the world and at the same time involves professionals from many different areas each season. As soon as a referee blows his whistle to signal the end of the match, sports analysts start commenting on who was the best player on the field, how each team performed, what percentage of passes was good or bad, etc. Using Big Data in sport…

The future of the Olympic Games: Towards Tokyo

Another unforgettable Olympic Games has ended up and our teams have finished taking down our technology operations on site in PyeongChang. Now we look forward and turn our attention to future Olympic Games. Not just Tokyo but beyond – where will technology lead us over the next few decades? What type of employee will we be looking for to help us? As Thomas Bach, President of the IOC,…

Maintaining the legacy of the Winter Paralympic Games in society and the workplace

David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ was the anthem for athletes at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. The famous words ‘we can be heroes, just for one day’ are memorable and empowering – but why settle on being a hero, for just one day? The Paralympic Games shine a light on diversity and focus on people’s strengths. For the few weeks that the…

Meeting the team behind the digital transformation of the Olympic Games

Gard Little, Research VP at IDC recently visited the Central Technology Operations Center (CTOC) in Barcelona. In his blog, Gard shares what he learnt about the Atos approach, preparation and operation of the IT systems for the Olympic Games and how the cohesive team of Atos and its technology partners makes it all work. In the run up to the weekend of the…

How will we be watching sport in the stadium of the future?

In the stadium of tomorrow technology will be king and will radically transform the experience for fans, athletes and organizers alike, mainly thanks to augmented reality. Connected fans with smartphones and wearables in tomorrow’s connected stadium will be able to experience that which today still remains impossible: to access in-stadium broadcasts such as replays, to select different camera angles and to order…

Sports Science

More and more data is generated related to sports. Amateur and professional training data, enhanced statistics, real-time monitoring are just some examples of data collection that started years ago in some areas and have bloomed, especially in the amateur environment thanks to the commoditization of wearables. Some of you might still remember those times when it was normal to watch a football match with a blackboard used as scoreboard, with a volunteer handwriting the results. Today we…

Atos Olympic Games delivery team share their experiences

Atos could not deliver a flawless technology experience to the Olympic Games without recruiting the best and brightest people from across the globe. Here we ask some of our younger team members about their experiences of working on the Olympic Games. When did you join the Atos Olympic Games delivery team and how were you recruited? Pavel: I joined the Atos Olympic Games delivery team in early 2012…

Atos at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018

Atos is Worldwide IT partner to the Olympic Games. We take the lead in preparing and delivering the secure digital platforms for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 and in integrating the other Olympic Games technology partners and suppliers. Take a look at our graphic below to learn more about Atos’ role at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018