IOC names new service provider

IOC names new service provider

Sema Group has been awarded a contract to act as the leading technology sponsor of the Olympic Games.

IBM was the previous sponsor of the Games, but opted out of the arrangement earlier this year.

The Anglo-French computer services company's contract with the International Olympic Committee is worth about $US220 million and is the largest sports-related IT contract ever, Sema said.

IBM announced in August that it will end its sponsorship of the Olympic Games with the Sydney games in 2000.

Sema's contract says that it will serve as technology systems integrator from 2001 to 2008, including the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City.

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