The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that it has reached an agreement with Atos to extend its Worldwide TOP Partnership through to 2020.
Atos will provide Integration Services and Systems Management Services, Core Hosting Services and key Games-related applications and associated services for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games (2018) in PyeongChang and the Games of the XXXII Olympiad (2020) in Tokyo.
Atos has been a key technology provider for the Olympic Movement since 1989, when the company provided services to the Barcelona 1992 Organising Committee. Atos became the Olympic Movement’s Worldwide Information Technology Partner in 2001, and it is currently supporting the Organising Committee for the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, in 2014, and already working with the Organising Committee for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2016.
IOC President Thomas Bach said: “Technology is critical to the success of each edition of the Olympic Games. We are delighted that we will be able to continue relying on Atos and its vast experience to deliver flawless, innovative IT services.”
Gerhard Heiberg, Chairman of the Marketing Commission, said: “Atos provides the Olympic Movement with confidence and security by supplying dependable IT systems. After many years of working with Atos, who have consistently delivered on one of the biggest global stages, we are delighted that we will continue to partner with them long into the future.”
Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO of Atos, said: “We are particularly proud of our long-term partnership with the International Olympic Committee - a relationship based on enduring trust. We will continue to surpass ourselves from one Olympiad to the next, powering progress for the Olympic Movement. Atos leads in applying innovative yet proven business technology, such as secure cloud services, in highly complex projects, bringing together processes, technologies and people.”
Patrick Adiba, Group Executive Vice President Human Resources - Olympics & Major Events, commented: “The Games cannot happen today without intensive use of complex information technology. I am delighted we will continue our partnership long into the future, giving us the opportunity for us to share our ambition for making IT at the Games even better thanks to our approach to innovation combined with the highest quality standards in delivery and operations. We will deliver the services over the cloud, providing more efficiency, agility and productivity.”
The IOC currently has 10 Worldwide TOP Partners for the 2014-2016 period (TOP VIII): Coca-Cola, Atos, Dow, GE, McDonald’s, Omega, Panasonic, P&G, Samsung and Visa.
The IOC currently has 9 Worldwide TOP Partners for the 2018-2020 period (TOP IX): Coca-Cola, Atos, Dow, GE, McDonald’s, Omega, Panasonic, P&G and Visa.
The IOC currently has 1 Worldwide TOP Partner for the 2022-2024 period (TOP X): Panasonic.