ICT roadmap for 2012 Games

Primary IT supplier to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Altos Origin has confirmed that the technology plans for the 2012 London Games are ‘all on track’, and has unveiled its technology roadmap covering the three years leading up to the event.

Atos Origin will integrate, manage, and secure the huge IT systems that are designed to relay results, events data, and athlete information to spectators and media around the world.

The Atos Origin contract with the IOC is the world’s largest sports-related IT contract, the company claims, and was recently extended to cover the Sochi Olympic Winter Games in 2014 in Russia, and the Olympic Games in 2016, the host country of which will be announced on 2 October 2009.

“The technology roadmap for each Games is divided into four phases, and we are now close to completing phase one – design of the technology infrastructure and systems that will relay the results to the world in a fraction of a second,” explains Atos Origin chief integrator Michèle Hyron. “We are working with the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games, and our fellow technology partners, broadcasters, and journalists to ensure the delivery of a solution that enables them to provide more news from the Games than ever before”.

Hyron says that focus is on “ensuring technology plays a bigger role in enabling the sustainable Games from designing infrastructure that reduces the energy and hardware required”, through to implementing solutions that “reduce the need to print so many pages during Games time”.

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