Atos has signed to provide the Special Olympics Games with IT services until 2027.
Atos will handle the development and maintenance of the non-profit sports organization's Games Management System, including software maintenance, IT security services and innovations; infrastructure services and security including access management; and events support for the next three years of the Special Olympics Games.
The Special Olympics promotes inclusion and acceptance for people with and without intellectual disabilities through sporting activities.
"We are happy to see Atos join our family and bring us its technological expertise developed over more than 30 years with major sporting events," said Mary Davis, CEO of Special Olympics International.
"Alongside them, we want to innovate and continue to be as inclusive as possible so that all people who have an intellectual disability can thrive through sport."
Atos has worked with the Olympics and Paralympics since 2008 as a "Worldwide IT Partner" and is the Official Technology and Digital Services Partner of the European Olympic Committee for the 2023 and 2027 European Games.
"As a company with over 30 years of experience supporting major sporting events, it made sense for Atos to partner with Special Olympics, an organization which, through sport, wishes to create a more inclusive world. We are delighted to support them in their events all around the world, starting with the World Winter Test Games 2024," said Nacho Moros, COO of major events, Atos.
In August 2023, Atos announced that it would be selling off its loss-making legacy consulting business Tech Foundations Co (TFCo) TFCo is set to be bought for €2 billion ($2.2bn) by EP Equity Investment (EPEI).
Atos is a European provider of cybersecurity, cloud, and high-performance computing services. The company operates in 69 countries, and is listed on Euronext Paris.