Atos Origin has signed an agreement with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) in Beijing to become its worldwide IT partner.
Concurrently, Atos Origin has signed an agreement with the National Paralympic Committee of China (NPCC) to sponsor Li Duan and Bian Jianxin, two Chinese Paralympic athletes, in defending their titles at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.
Following a previous agreement Atos Origin signed directly with the Beijing 2008 Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (BOCOG), the agreement with the IPC enables Atos Origin to expand its Paralympic marketing rights worldwide.
The sponsorship of Li Duan and Bian Jianxin makes Atos Origin the first Worldwide Olympic Partner to partner with NPCC to support Chinese Paralympic athletes.
Under the agreement between Atos Origin and the IPC, Atos Origin will contribute to the development of the Paralympic movement through the creation of a system that is designed to manage the athlete's data, including results, biographical and classification specific information.