The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio choose Technogym
The company has signed an exclusive supply contract for the first Olympics in history to be held in South America
Technogym has signed a contract to become the exclusive fitness equipment supplier for all the athletic preparation centers at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
For Technogym, which has set the international standard in the sector of technologies for athletic preparation, rehabilitation and wellness, this occasion will mark the sixth Olympic experience, following Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Turin 2006, Beijing 2008 and London 2012. In Rio, Technogym will be supplying a complete line of equipment for the main training center at the Olympic Village in Barra da Tijuca (approximately 2,000 square meters, or 21,520 square feet), which will be open to all athletes participating in the Olympics, and will also be outfitting 15 specially designed centers and warm-up areas for the various disciplines directly at the competition venues.
Technogym is expected to supply 1,000 pieces of equipment, and will install the mywellness cloud digital platform in order to allow the athletes to connect directly with their personal training programs via the equipment using their mobile devices. Furthermore, Technogym will provide a team of 50 professional trainers in order to manage the athletic preparation centers, assist the athletes and offer other related services (gym layout, installation and technical assistance).
Nerio Alessandri, President and Founder of Technogym said the following: “We are proud to have been selected to serve as official Olympic suppliers for the sixth time. This important acknowledgment is a victory for the entire Technogym team, and a clear recognition of the level of innovation and high quality demonstrated by our products. Rio 2016 also represents a unique social opportunity to promote wellness in Brazil and the entire South American continent, as well as to increase the number of people interested in making physical fitness exercise a part of their daily routines.”
Carlos Nuzman, President of the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee commented, “The needs of the athletes are our topmost priority, and it is therefore essential to ensure that we have the very best range equipment available for them to use. We will be working together over the next two years to guarantee the best possible results.”
Established in 1983, Technogym is a leading global supplier of fitness and wellness products, services and solutions. The company currently employs approximately 2,200 staff members at its 14 branches throughout Europe, the United States, Asia, the Middle East, Australia and South America, exporting 90% of its products to over 100 countries worldwide. Technogym has furnished 65,000 Wellness centers and over 100,000 homes around the world. Technogym has been an official supplier for the past five editions of the Olympic Games: Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Turin 2006, Beijing 2008 and London 2012.
About the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games
The Rio 2016 Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games is a private non-profit sports organization established by the Brazilian Olympic Confederation, the Brazilian Olympic Committee, and the Brazilian Paralympic Committee. Its mission is to promote, organize and deliver the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in accordance with the guidelines laid out by the Host City Contract, the International Olympic Committee, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), and the World Anti-Doping Agency, and in full compliance with Brazilian Law, the Olympic Charter, and the IPC Handbook.
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