Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games


The theme for the 2014 IT Challenge was ‘to improve the user’s experience at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games’. Students were encouraged to develop innovative applications designed specifically for the Olympic Games, that can be used anywhere, anytime and on any device to add value to a business or an individual.


In 2014, the competition was supported by the IOC, the IPC and the Rio 2016 Organising Committee and the judging panel includes representatives from all three of these organizations as well as the Atos Scientific Community – a global network of around 100 of the best business technologists within Atos.

The 3 finalists

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Eirb Dev


The team presented an app that helps you plan your day of sport and sightseeing based on your preferences.

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Columbia University in the US

The team offered an interactive map and GPS locator, so users can find the location of shops, food outlets, bus stops, first aid services and also the opening times and services available.

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Loughborough in the UK

The team presented an app that offered fantasy athletics challenging players to build a team of athletes to compete against friends and other fans to win gold.


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