Glasgow 2018 and Atos have signed the first sponsorship deal for the Glasgow 2018 European Championships.
Atos has been confirmed as the first official supporter of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships as a timing, scoring and results provider.
Atos will provide the timing, scoring, results and TV graphics service for cycling, golf, gymnastics and triathlon, as well as the TV graphics highlights package for all sports.
Atos Group is also worldwide information technology partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games.
Glasgow 2018 is a new multi-sport event that brings together some of Europe’s leading sporting competitions. Starting in 2018, the European Championships will be staged every four years and combine the existing European Championships of athletics, aquatics, cycling, gymnastics, rowing and triathlon with a new Golf team event. The first edition will be held in a unique sporting partnership between Host Cities Glasgow and Berlin.
Aileen Campbell MSP, Scottish Government minister for sport said: “The 2018 European Championships provides Scotland with an exceptional opportunity to build on the success of hosting major events such as the Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup over recent years. It will help us to further enhance our reputation as a world class venue for international sporting events.”
Councillor Archie Graham OBE, deputy leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “Glasgow’s sporting reputation has never been higher thanks to our international sporting events programme. The European Championships will see us embark on the next stage of this proud sporting journey in partnership with Europe’s leading sports.
“Atos is a world leader when it comes to providing digital services for major sporting events and has shown time and time again that they can deliver on the global stage.
Their proven experience will put Glasgow 2018 in the best possible position to deliver a truly world-class event for athletes and spectators alike.”
Marta Sanfeliu Ribot, chief operating officer, major events, Atos added: “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.”
As part of the inaugural European Championships in 2018 around 3,000 athletes will visit Scotland for six events (Aquatics, Cycling, Golf, Gymnastics, Rowing and Triathlon) while a further 1,500 athletes will compete in Berlin as part of the European Athletics Championships.
The event will build on Glasgow and Scotland’s track record of hosting major international events including the 2014 Commonwealth Games, 2014 Ryder Cup and 2015 World Gymnastics Championships.