Steve Cram appointed UK London 2012 Ambassador for Atos Origin
“As a TV commentator at the last five Olympic Games, the technology systems delivered by Atos Origin have provided me with all the information that I need to prepare my commentary and to keep the viewers at home informed of what is happening as the competitions takes place,” said Steve Cram. “I am delighted to be the Ambassador for a company which plays such a critical role in relaying information to the world as the Olympic Games happen and records are broken.”
“We are delighted to welcome Steve Cram as our ambassador in the lead up to London 2012,” said Derek Ward, Executive Vice President for Atos Origin in the UK. We are looking forward to working with him in the run up to and during the Games to promote our long-term role as the Worldwide IT Partner for the Olympic Games in order to strengthen our UK business.”
In a glittering athletics career spanning over three decades, Steve won six gold medals at the Commonwealth Games and the European and World Championships. He also claimed world records in the 1500m, 2000m and one mile. Since retiring from athletics in 1994, Steve has co-presented a number of Summer and Winter Olympic Games for the BBC. He is now Chief Athletics Commentator for the BBC and will be commentating at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Steve is chairman of the English Institute of Sport, a nationwide network of sport science and sports medical support services.
Steve’s appointment builds on the existing athlete programme Atos Origin established in 2005 to offer support to young athletes who are the rising stars in their field. Known as the ‘Atos Origin Athlete Bursary’ scheme, it was developed with the support of the British Olympic Association and helps young athletes with practical initiatives such as buying kit (both clothing and equipment), paying training costs and funding competition expenses.
As Worldwide IT Partner of the International Olympic Committee, Atos Origin works with the consortium of IT partners, and is responsible for leading the integration of the design, build and operate the massive, mission critical IT infrastructure and solutions that will support the London 2012 Games. This includes the infrastructure and systems that will process the accreditation badges for the 200,000 members of the Olympic Family; manage staffing rotas and deliver the results to the world in less than a second.
About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is a leading international information technology (IT) services company, providing hi-tech
transactional services, consulting, systems integration and managed operations to deliver business
outcomes globally. The company’s annual revenues are EUR 5.1 billion and it employs 50,000 people. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.
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