Atos Extends Contract with the IPC
Released on: July 29, 2011, 3:42 pm
Atos, an international IT services company, has announced an
extension to its current partnership with the International Paralympic
Committee (IPC) to include the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
Under the agreement between Atos and the IPC, Atos will
further contribute to the development of the Paralympic Movement by designing,
building and running its new website, www.paralympic.org, which aims to become the
worldwide information source for the Paralympic Movement. Atos will also continue to
collaborate with the IPC and engage in joint activities to support the International
Atos confirmed that, with just over one year to go to the start of the London 2012
Games, the technology it is delivering on behalf of London
2012 and together with the other technology partners is on-track and on-schedule.
"We are delighted to announce that a year ahead of the London Games, we have signed
a new contract with the IPC to help them better promote the Paralympic sports and
athletes," said Patrick Adiba, CEO Atos for Iberia, Olympics and Major Events. "We
are absolutely committed to continuing our long-standing collaboration with the IPC
and are delighted to have this new opportunity to further support the International
Atos has been a key technology provider for the Paralympic Movement since 2002 and
became the official Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the IPC in 2008.
The contract extension announced today with the IPC extends the longstanding
relationship between the two organisations.
"Our website is now our most important communication channel to promote Paralympic
sports, athletes and news to a global audience,” said Sir Philip Craven, IPC
President. "We are delighted that we can count on Atos, which has the technology
expertise as well as the knowledge of the Paralympic Movement, to help us redesign
and update our website to meet and exceed the needs of sports fans in 2012.
"Our aim is to make www.paralympic.org, which will incorporate www.paralympicsport.tv, the global hub of all news, video and information relating
to Paralympic Sport. We are very pleased with Atos' engagement in future joint
fundraising activities, which aims at supporting the IPC development initiatives and
help to further advance the whole Paralympic Movement."
Atos will design, build and run the new website - www.paralympic.org - which is due
to go live in autumn 2011. The new website will use the latest technologies to
engage visitors and provide them with the latest information on Paralympic games.
Since 2005 when London was announced host city for the 2012 Games, Atos has been
working with the London 2012 technology team and the other technology partners to
design, build and test the immense IT infrastructure that will make the Games
happen. With just over one year to go, the majority of the technology has been
delivered. Key accomplishments include a volunteer portal, a fully operational
technology Lab, an equipment Deployment Centre, myInfo+ and a Commentator
Atos is an international information technology services company with annual
revenues of EUR 8.7 billion and 78,500 employees in 42 countries. Serving a global
client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology
services, systems integration and managed services.
Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations
to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology
Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist
Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting &Technology Services,
Atos Worldline and Atos WorldGrid.
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