Chapter Four / SPONSORSHIP59Atos Origin also securely delivered more than seven million messages of competition data tointernational media and worldwide news agencies, which is three times more than Torino in 2006. Thecompany also delivered event information to 300 broadcasters and over 100 websites in more than200 countries worldwide, provided datafeed and result information for 24,000 hours of coverage, andsupplied a continuous stream of information to the exploding number of social and online mediaresources around the world through the Internet Data Feed and the Olympic Data Feed.Atos Origin also collected and filtered almost nine million events each day to detect any potential ITsecurity risk for the Olympic Games IT systems. A hundred were identified as issues and investigated.All were resolved, so there was no impact at all on the Olympic Games. And, when the Olympic flame was dowsed and the Games completed, Atos Origin managed the dismantling and removal of the IT infrastructure.Contributing to sustainable and greener Olympic GamesAs part of its partnership with the Olympic Movement, Atos Origin is committed to deliveringexcellence and helping the Organising Committees and the International Olympic Committee deploytechnological solutions to shrink the Games' carbon footprint, from reducing the consumption of paper to cutting down on travel. Atos Origin helped VANOC achieve some of the Sustainability Performance Objectives forEnvironmental Stewardship and Impact Reduction by designing for less through smart design andprocurement. Atos Origin operated 'eco-efficiently' by minimising consumption of energy andminimising waste. The new technology Atos Origin was using in Vancouver is virtualisation, whichreduced the number of IT Infrastructure elements. This has never been used before in the Games and has a considerable impact on the power consumption. Atos Origin operated the Remote Info 2010, an external Intranet providing journalists remote accessto onsite information at the same speed as the local solution and a remote Commentator informationsolution providing results in near real time in the broadcasters' offices. Both of these solutions aredesigned so that media can cover the competition without having to travel to Vancouver therebyreducing GHG emissions. The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games are the first Games to widelydeploy an online volunteer portal and for the first time an online Accreditation portal - considerablyreducing paper consumption in contrast to previous paper-based systems.