World record for the Winter Games with over 64 million people using the results webpage in the Official Olympic website and application
Beijing, China, and Paris, France – March 17, 2022 – The Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games came to an end after a successful edition, despite the unique context in which the event took place. These games saw more than 3,400 athletes compete, supported by key digital systems that were orchestrated and secured by Atos, leveraging its global digital platforms, infrastructure and orchestration expertise. in the cloud. For 30 years, Atos has supported the Olympic and Paralympic Games, driving digital innovation so that all sports fans can experience the achievements of athletes in real time, from anywhere and on any device. No rest for the brave: Atos teams have already started working on the preparation of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Orchestrate the digital backbone behind 187 competitions
As the Worldwide IT partner of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC)as well as the main integrator, Atos executed and orchestrated the main digital IT systems that enabled the safe delivery of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games.
Atos provided more than 50 critical IT applications which contributed to the smooth running of the event as a whole, including 187 competitions over a period of one month. These included the Olympic Management System who supported planning and operations (accreditations, workforce management, volunteer portal, competition calendar, sport registrations and qualifications, electronic voting) and the Olympic Broadcast System providing real-time results to fans, journalists and broadcasters around the world. Atos too secure IT infrastructure with cloud-based security services, including a security operations center (SOC), IT security incident response team, endpoint detection and response, and vulnerability assessment services.
Bring key expertise in cloud orchestration
In a first for the Games, Atos deployed its systems on a public cloud. This has led to the need to create applications that can work on different IT environments and to implement innovative technologies and working methods, such as Edge computing or DevSecOps, in order to bring more security and agility to the whole architecture. All critical systems were orchestrated in the cloud from Atos’ Central Technology Operation Center in Barcelona, leveraging Atos expertise in cloud orchestration.
“the The Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games saw billions of engagements on digital platforms, testifying to the growing popularity and connectivity of the Games. For this edition, the Atos teams still had to show a lot of agility, as the Tokyo 2020 Games took place a year later than planned. noted Rodolphe Belmer, CEO of Atos. “We are proud of our 30 years of contribution to the Olympic and Paralympic movement and we are now focused on our next challenge: the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. A century after the last Olympic Games in Paris, we are more than happy to welcome the 2024 Edition to our hometown. There is no doubt that these Games will be exceptional!
“The Olympic Games have always been at the forefront of technological innovation. And Beijing 2022 was no exception thanks to our Worldwide Olympic Partner Atos, who played a key role in our approach and IT orchestration, and helped deliver Safe and secure games”, noted Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). “As a TOP Partner, Atos provides key services that are the driving force of the Olympic Movement.“
“We like to consider the Atos team as our silent partner. We do not see them, but we know that they are in the background and play an absolutely essential role. Their provision of key computing systems for the Paralympic Games enables us to engage with a global audience and deliver a message of inclusion,” said Andrew Parsons, President of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). “Over the nine days of competition, our athletes exemplified how change begins with sport. And by connecting, securing and digitally enabling the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games to all stakeholders around the world, Atos teams have played an important role in helping us tell the story of how our Games are a platform for visibility, accessibility and equal rights for people with disabilities. ”
Beijing 2022: facts and figures
- 187 events in the program of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games with almost instantaneous transmission of results to fans, journalists and broadcasters
- Billions of viewers
- 100,000 hours of technical testing
- More than 64 million people used the results webpage on the official Olympic website and application – a world record for the Winter Olympics
- +250,000 accreditations issued, which also served as a secure official entry document at the Chinese border
- 118,802 attendees managed by the workforce system, including employees of the Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee, the 18,000 volunteers…
- +850,000 secure data transactions from the Olympic management system to integrated third-party systems
- Physical servers reduced by almost 30% compared to previous editions of the Winter Games – running from 257 servers at PyeongChang 2018 to just over 179 at Beijing 2022
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