World Anti-Doping Agency selects "whereabouts" app for athletes worldwide

World Anti-Doping Agency selects "whereabouts" app for athletes worldwide 
The CGI developed app helps top athletes notify WADA on whereabouts 
MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 04/02/13 -- The World
Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has selected the whereabouts app for
smartphones for athletes worldwide. The whereabouts app, developed in
the Netherlands by Logica, now part of CGI (TSX:GIB.A)(NYSE:GIB), a
leading provider of information technology and business process
services, facilitates the obligation of top athletes to forwarding
the details of their whereabouts to a doping authority or
international federation as required, in order to be available for
anti-doping tests.  
As part of fulfilling its mission to lead the worldwide campaign for
eliminating doping in sport, WADA manages a database to which most
global athletes provide details regarding their whereabouts. CGI
developed the innovative app in close cooperation with the Dutch
Doping Authority, InnoSportNL and NOC(i)NSF due to the urgent need of
such a tool for top athletes.  
The whereabouts app enables top athletes to enter, check, change and
submit their whereabouts details at any time with a few clicks on
their smartphone. Through a reminder feature, it also helps the
athletes to remember their obligation. The app is available on two
platforms most commonly used: iPhone and Android.   
"The App provides athletes an easy, accessible way to report their
whereabouts and remain in observance of the relevant regulations,
thereby demonstrating their commitment to clean sport," says David
Howman, WADA's Director General. "Everyone benefits from this
efficient solution, and we are pleased to offer the app."  
"The whereabouts app is a successful example of CGI innovation - an
interactive application that helps athletes as well as the world of
sports on a global scale. From now on, over 25,000 athletes worldwide
are offered the opportunity to supply their whereabouts to their
doping authority or federation by means of the whereabouts app," says
Ron de Mos, Senior Vice-President & General Manager of CGI in the
Netherlands. 
Active use in the Netherlands  
During the Olympic Games in London, the majority of the Dutch top
athletes were active users of the whereabouts app: 98 of the
approximate total of 17
0 participants (about 58%). In addition, 49 of
the Dutch participants in the Paralympics also actively used the app.
Apart from the Olympic Games, some 300 elite athletes are required to
forward their whereabouts to the Dutch Doping Authority, 90% using
the app.  
Swimmer Hinkelien Schreuder, an Olympic silver medallist with the
4x100 metres freestyle relay team, is a great advocate of the
whereabouts app. Being a member of the NOC(i)NSF Athletes' Committee,
Schreuder devotes herself to the cause of all elite athletes in The
Netherlands. "The whereabouts app is a perfect development for all
top athletes in the international testing pool. It has made a lot
easier for them to manage the administrative obligations related to
their whereabouts," Schreuder says. 
About CGI  
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent
information technology and business process services firm in the
world. With approximately 71,000 members located in offices and
global delivery centers in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, CGI
offers a comprehensive portfolio of services including high-end
business and IT consulting, systems integration, application
development and maintenance, infrastructure management as well as a
wide range of proprietary solutions. Further to the recent
acquisition of Logica, CGI's annualized revenue is in excess of C$10
billion, with an estimated order backlog of approximately C$18.3
billion; its shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB)
and are included in the FTSE4Good Index. Website: www.cgi.com. 
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