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Xerox Technology Documents Olympic History For Athens Olympic And Paralympic Games

Thursday, August 05, 2004

Press release from the issuing company

ATHENS, Aug. 4, 2004 – Xerox Corporation’s document processing technology will provide all the document management to ensure the success of the Olympic Games in Athens. The company anticipates that more than 120 million pages will be printed during Olympic Games preparation and the Games itself, creating between 10,000-18,000 reports for the 28 different sports. In addition, Xerox is an Official Supporter of the ATHENS 2004 Paralympic Games in the category of Document Publishing, Processing and Supplies. The Paralympic Games will follow the Olympic Games during September and involve the largest number of countries in its 52-year history. Xerox is relying on nearly 6,000 fast, high-performing multifunction devices, copiers and printers to provide printed race results to press, broadcasters, athletes, Sponsors and Olympic staff. “The Olympic Games provide the unique opportunity for Xerox to work with other technology providers to ensure that results are recorded, tabulated and reported quickly and accurately,” said Vince Schaeffer, director, Worldwide Olympic Operations for Xerox. “Just like the athletes, we strive to improve our performance at each Olympic Games, using our people and technology to make critical behind-the-scenes processes function flawlessly.” Xerox is providing 230 support engineers over 36 competition venues and 26 non-competition venues as part of its Official Sponsorship of the Games. About 1,000 of the 6,000 Xerox products will be located at the Olympic Village and competition venues and will operate 16 hours a day during the ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games. “Xerox has been a member of the team preparing for a successful ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games right from the start. The Olympic Games is the world’s most widely covered sporting event and Xerox’s delivery of results plays a vital part in that coverage,” said Gerhard Heiberg, IOC Marketing Commission Chairman. “The IOC is delighted to have the champions of innovation at Xerox documenting the return of the Olympic Games to the country of their origin and the city of their revival.” During the Paralympic Games, Xerox will be operating a total of 1,133 FX 1008 printers and 476 Xerox Phaser 4400s for smaller print jobs as well as 80 Xerox DocuColor 535s and 70 DocuColor 555s for larger colour print runs. The ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games will involve 10,500 athletes from a record 202 nations, 45,000 volunteers, 301 medal ceremonies and an estimated ticketed attendance of 5.3 million. The Paralympic Games run from 17-28 September and cover 19 sports over 20 venues involving 4,000 athletes.

 

 

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