Atos confirmed as first sponsor of 2018 European Championships

French IT services company Atos has signed on as the first sponsor of the inaugural edition of the European Championships multi-sport event, which will be staged in Glasgow and Berlin next year.

Atos will serve as an official supporter of the Scottish city’s Championships as a timing, scoring and results provider. The announcement comes after Atos was named as the preferred bidder for the position in December.

Atos will provide the timing, scoring, results and television graphics service for cycling, golf, gymnastics and triathlon events, as well as the television graphics highlights package for all sports.

Marta Sanfeliu Ribot, chief operating officer for major events at Atos, said: “We have delivered innovative IT solutions for the Olympic and Paralympic Games for more than 20 years and once again the digital transformation involved in bringing events like Glasgow 2018 to an increasingly sophisticated worldwide audience is a challenge we relish.

“Glasgow has an internationally acclaimed reputation for hosting major sporting events and this is another key opportunity to showcase the city, the athletes and the support sponsors involved.”

Glasgow will host the inaugural edition of the Championships alongside the German capital of Berlin. Around 3,000 athletes will visit Glasgow for aquatics, cycling, golf, gymnastics, rowing and triathlon events, with a further 1,500 competitors to travel to Berlin to take part in athletics events.