Toward Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games - July 23 - August 8, 2021 Paralympics - 24 August - September 5, 2021

Patrick Adiba, Chief Commercial Officer and CEO Olympics & Major Events

“Following the decision from the IOC and Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Games, we will use all our experience and resources to face this unprecedented challenge working with all stakeholders to support this complex rescheduling exercise and deliver successful Games in 2021.”

Patrick Adiba

Head of Major Events at Atos

“The International Olympic Committee (IOC), The International Paralympic Committee (IPC), The Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and The Government of Japan have agreed on new dates for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad.


The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be celebrated from July 23 to August 8, 2021. They also agreed on new dates for the Paralympic Games, which will be celebrated from August 24 until September 5, 2021.


As The Worldwide IT Partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, we will adapt to these new dates and fulfill our role in delivering the IT services for both events.”

Michele Hyron

Atos Chief Integrator of the Olympic & Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020

Reinforcing security at the Olympic Games

Our Advanced Access Control System (AACS), which includes NEC’s facial recognition system as well as Panasonic’s camera equipment, will ensure safe access at over 350 entry points within 43 venues at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the most innovative Olympic Games in history.

Click here to find out more about AACS

Extending our partnership with the IOC until 2024

Atos will extend its TOP partnership through to 2024, looking to further support the digital transformation of the Olympic Games as the lead integrator for technology for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 and Olympic Games Paris 2024.

Further details on the extension of the partnership

The Olympic and Paralympic Games are a complex mix of people, technology and processes. And IT is always at the heart of making the Olympic and Paralympic Games a success.

Beyond the scale and complexity, there is a multi-supplier project with many varied dependencies. All the while, the whole event is highly visible and the world is watching. And when victory can be measured by the smallest of margins, there are no second chances!

The IOC and Atos have embraced digital transformation. We see steep changes in how disruptive technologies can address emerging challenges and make a major impact at the Games for the mobile generation.

The Games are watched across multiple platforms; mobile and online being the most prominent way it is consumed since Rio 2016. This requires a paradigm shift in the IT approach, from a ‘build each time’ to a ‘build once’ model, delivering some critical services over a cloud solution delivered together with other technology partners.

The resulting efficiencies and operating flexibilities make possible a consistent multichannel customer experience – anytime, anyplace, anywhere.

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Atos’ Advanced Access Control System reinforces security at Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 with facial recognition ID process

As the Worldwide IT Partner of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Atos will manage the Advanced Access Control System with the support of Panasonic’s solutions and equipment and NEC’s facial recognition system as Atos key partners in this project.

Press release

Atos Volunteer Portal for Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 collects record of 200,000 applications

Launched in September 2018, the portal has exceeded all expectations with a total of 200,000 applications recorded – a real milestone with less than 18 months before the start of competition.


Atos Olympic Games Brochure 2018

The IOC and Atos embrace digital transformation and see step changes in how disruptive technologies address emerging challenges and make a major impact.

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International Olympic Committee (IOC)

The IOC, like the Olympic Games themselves, is a high-profile target for cyber criminals, hacktivists and terrorists.

The Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018

Atos, as Worldwide IT Partner for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, will remotely manage and host in the Cloud, all Games critical IT applications – including the distribution of results in real time like the Olympic Diffusion System (ODS). Technology plans for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 are all on track!


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