Dec. 16, 2015
(photo: Yane Marques - Modern Pentatlhon, Rodrigo Uchoa - Cisco and Marcus Vinicius D' Almeida - Archery)
Cisco’s network and collaboration technologies supplied to Team Brazil were recognized in a ceremony honoring prominent figures of Olympic sports in Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, December 16, 2015 - Cisco was awarded the IOC Trophy by the International Olympic Committee, which this year had the theme "Sport and Innovation". Received during Brazilian Olympic Awards, organized by the Brazilian Olympic Committee (BOC), the award recognized the importance of Cisco networking and collaboration technologies being utilized by Team Brazil to integrate the Brazilian Olympic Committee (BOC), Brazilian Confederations, training centers and sport activities throughout Brazil and around the world.
"We are extremely proud of this partnership between the Brazilian Olympic Committee and Cisco for this innovative technological support to Team Brazil athletes, along with the entire local sporting community,” said Carlos Arthur Nuzman, president of the Brazilian Olympic Committee (BOC). “This initiative has contributed to the improvement of the BOC’s sports structure, as well as the Brazilian Olympic Confederations and training centers. We are living in a unique moment in Brazil’s sporting history, and we are extremely pleased with the high-quality equipment supplied by Cisco to support the development of our national sports."
The Brazilian Olympic Committee has recently launched the Olympic Integration Center in Rio, using Cisco’s next generation immersive collaboration solutions to help completely transform the interaction between the executive and technical staff, and the athletes. Cisco supplied the BOC with collaboration technology including HD video collaboration endpoints, HD video cameras and conferencing software licenses, in addition to replacing the Committee’s telephony platform. The use of this technology is enabling the organization to reduce costs, drive efficiencies, and showcase how when more people, places and things become connected, anything is possible.
"We are very excited about this honor and the opportunity to deliver our technology to aid Team Brazil in reaching new heights. Day after day, we have seen this project evolve and it is gratifying to see how our solutions help enable better communication between all individuals involved in the Olympic effort in Brazil," said Rodrigo Uchoa, Director of Business Development, and Coordinator of Rio 2016 Project at Cisco.
The 17th Brazilian Olympic Award was held on December 15, at Teatro Bradesco, in Rio de Janeiro. In addition to the Innovation and Sports Award, numerous Brazilian Athletes were recognized including Cisco Athlete Ambassadors Marcus Vinicius D’Almeida, Archery and Yane Marques, Modern Pentathlon.
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