European IT company Atos has agreed a long-term deal with the Pan American Sports Organization (Panam Sports) which will see it back the next two editions of the Pan American Games.
As the Official IT Partner of Panam Sports, Atos will support and enhance the online presence of the organisation while also bringing its extensive expertise in Games Management Systems accrued from 17 years as the worldwide IT partner of the Olympic Games, as well as its years of experience managing several multi-sport events across the globe.
Atos has supported the past five editions of the Pan American Games, and its new deal will cover next year’s edition in Lima, Peru, along with the 2023 Games in Santiago, Chile.
Atos will provide the events with Games Management Systems; Timing, Scoring and Results Systems; Information Diffusion Systems; Commentators Information Systems; Web Results; the Internet Data Feed and live television and virtual graphics.
Neven Ilic, president of Panam Sports, said: “Atos is a worldwide leader in the field of technology and we are delighted to establish this first and historic partnership with such a renowned and experienced company. Utilising the innovative technology solutions Atos can provide, athletes, fans and audiences will feel more connected to the Pan American Games than ever before.”
Ivar Sisniega, chief executive and secretary general of Panam Sports, added: “Atos has been with us for a long time, providing world-class services to every Pan American Games since Winnipeg 1999. It gives us a great deal of confidence and trust in such an important area of the Games we know will be well-serviced.
“In this day and age, it’s really important to work hand-in-hand with such a highly experienced, well-known and capable company because this means our Games will have reliable and real-time results which are essential today.”