TORINO, Italy, March 1, 2006 - Lenovo, the computing equipment sponsor of the XX Olympic Winter Games in Torino, today announced that its personal computing solution successfully delivered error-free support for all competitions and events during the Games.
"The Olympic Games are entirely dependent on a robust and innovative technology foundation," said Gerhard Heiberg, executive board member and chairman of the marketing commission, International Olympic Committee. "Lenovo successfully stepped up to the challenge and delivered world caliber hardware and technicians to help run these Games."
The Lenovo PC solution included more than 6,000 pieces of personal computing equipment deployed throughout Torino and mountain venues. With the help of 60 Lenovo engineers onsite, the systems ran for more than 360 hours over 16 days without delays in service during the Games. In collaboration with other technology sponsors, Lenovo computing equipment distributed data and results from more than 200 competitions and events in real-time to media and Olympic Games audiences throughout the world. Sixty-two of these competitions, including the opening and closing ceremonies, operated using Lenovo products outside in sub-zero temperatures, including 60 events in mountain venues.
"The Torino Olympic Winter Games have provided us with a platform to successfully demonstrate and communicate the value of our brand to a global audience," said William J. Amelio, Chief Executive Officer, Lenovo. "Our flawless execution at the Games has created momentum for us in the global PC market, which we will continue to fuel by delivering innovative products to meet the needs of our customers."
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Lenovo is also supplying technology and technicians for successful operations during the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games, 10-19 March 2006 in Torino. In addition to providing support for the event's IT infrastructure, Lenovo will operate four i.lounges in the Torino and Sestriere Olympic Villages.
Lenovo already has begun working with the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games to identify the equipment needs for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and has provided desktop and notebook PCs to support the organization's daily planning operations.
About Lenovo Lenovo creates the most innovative products in the personal computing industry. Lenovo engineers, programmers and scientists from five laboratories in China, Japan and the United States focus on research anddevelopment that solves customer problems and improves productivity. Lenovo is the Technology Equipment sponsor of the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino and the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, providing notebook and desktop PCs, servers, storage and other computing equipment. For more information about Lenovo, visit www.lenovo.com .