GE, Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Games,
to support successful operation of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018
• GE has been providing infrastructure and services vital to the execution of the Olympic Games since 2005
• GE’s advanced technology including Energy Monitoring System, comprehensive power distribution system and advanced medical technology to support the successful operation of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018
• As the official sponsor of the Korea Ski Association, offers leadership development for their athletes
PyeongChang, February 8, 2018 – GE, a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Games, will be supporting the successful operation of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 that officially begins on February 9. As a Worldwide Partner and a provider of necessary infrastructures in power and healthcare, GE’s Energy Monitoring System (EMS), comprehensive power distribution system, and medical technology will be the backbone of infrastructure at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. GE also supports Korean national athletes with leadership development programs and technology that can be used during their training aimed to improve their performance. From its opening to closing, GE will provide full support for the Games with a team of experts on-site at the venues.
Ensuring stability at the Games with EMS and latest comprehensive power distribution system
GE’s Energy Monitoring System (EMS) will be available at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 for the first time in the history of the Olympic Games. Through real-time monitoring of energy distribution and consumption, the system will help respond quickly to power interruptions and enhance stability and reliability of power supply at 16 Olympic Games venues including IBC, MPC and the Olympic Villages. Also, GE’s uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems installed at every venue, including the IBC, will help ensure that power will be stable and continuous, even during power interruptions. On top of that, GE will be deploying and staffing a team of 26 critical power service experts to closely monitor the health of the UPS systems.
Delivering quick and accurate diagnosis with GE’s advanced medical technology and preventing injury with GE’s athlete management solution
GE’s medical technology including ultrasound machines and digital mobile X-ray equipment and GE’s skilled engineers will support clinicians to deliver quick and accurate diagnosis during athletes’ health screenings. GE’s Centricity PACS solution allows clinicians to access the images on their PC and their mobile anytime, anywhere, providing optimal healthcare at the Olympic Games, where the venues are dispersed. GE’s medical technology will be available at the polyclinics in PyeongChang and Gangneung as well as clinics in Jeongseon and Bokwang, making sure the Olympians perform at their best. Together with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), GE launched a new cloud-based analytics solution called Athlete Management Solution (AMS) that integrates valuable information, such as athlete injury and illness data, with venue, sport and training procedures, and help clinicians improve safety efforts and inform long-term improvements to the Olympic Games.
Supporting Korean national ski and snowboard athletes improve performance based on its expertise in leadership development
In September 2016, GE signed a sponsorship agreement with the Korea Ski Association and has been offering financial and technological support for the KSA athletes. On May 2017, GE also held a Sports Leadership Camp for the first time in Korea, leveraging its curriculum from GE Crotonville leadership program, for 70 Korean national athletes and coaches to support their learning and development as global leaders.
Chris Katsuleres, Director of Olympic Marketing at GE, said, “GE’s diverse Olympic sponsorship, from supporting essential infrastructures to providing leadership programs for the athletes and coaches, conveys the hope of people around the world, wishing for the successful operation of the Olympic Games,” adding, “Based on GE’s advanced technology and 13 years of experience as a Worldwide Partner for the Olympic Games, we will do our best to make the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 a successful global festival”.
Since 2005, GE, as a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Games, has been providing advanced infrastructure and services vital to the execution of the Olympic Games. In particular, GE provided the infrastructure solutions for establishing Olympic venues and provided healthcare solutions to help the athletes maintain their best conditions. On March 2016, GE opened a “GE-PyeongChang Olympic Collaboration Center” in Pyeongchang to expand its collaboration with the PyeongChang Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games (POCOG) and key partners to support the preparation and operations of the Games.