The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced an extension to its current Worldwide TOP Partnership with GE through to 2020, including the XXII Olympic Winter Games (2014) in Sochi, Russia, the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio (2016), the XXIII Olympic Winter Games (2018) and the Games of the XXXII Olympiad (2020).
The announcement, made today in Moscow, Russia, means GE will continue as the exclusive provider of a wide range of innovative products and services that are integral to staging a successful Olympic Games.
IOC President Jacques Rogge welcomed GE’s continued commitment to the Olympic Movement: “GE is a leading organisation, with innovation and sustainability at its core. Over the years, GE has become a vital part of the efforts to deliver sustainably responsible Olympic Games. We are delighted to continue our work with them.”
Gerhard Heiberg, Chairman of the IOC Marketing Commission, said, “The Olympic Movement relies on the resource and expertise of our Partners in order to be able to organise a successful Olympic Games. GE is a world class organisation, a market leader in a wide range of fields, and a company that not only sees the potential of an association with the Olympic brand, but also truly understands and shares the Olympic values. I am very pleased that the Olympic Movement will be able to benefit from this partnership and understanding for many years to come.”
“We are proud to be extending our partnership with the Olympic movement for another eight years,” said Jeff Immelt, Chairman and CEO, GE. “The Olympic Games provide a unique opportunity to showcase our innovative technologies and services. Hosting a successful Olympic Games is a transformational opportunity for every host city. We are committed to working with the IOC and the local Organizing Committees to deliver world-class infrastructure solutions and a sustainable legacy to future generations.”
GE’s Olympic sponsorship category includes: Energy Generation Systems, Energy Distribution Systems, Healthcare: Diagnostic Imaging, Monitoring and Electronic Medical Records Technology, Lighting Fixtures & Systems, Aircraft Engines, Rail Transportation, Water Treatment Facilities & Services, Equipment & Transportation Management
Worldwide Partners confirmed for London 2012 are: Coca-Cola, Acer, Atos Origin, Dow, GE, McDonald’s, Omega, Panasonic, P&G, Samsung and Visa.
Atos Origin, Panasonic and Samsung have partnerships through 2016.
Coca-Cola, Dow, GE, Omega, P&G and Visa have partnerships through 2020.
The 2018 Olympic Winter Games host city vote will take place at the 123rd IOC Session in Durban, South Africa, in July 2011.
The 2020 Olympic Games host city vote will take place at the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in September 2013.
GE is the exclusive provider of a wide range of innovative products and services that are integral to staging a successful Olympic Games. GE works closely with host countries, cities and organizing committees to provide infrastructure solutions for Olympic venues including power, lighting, water treatment and transportation. GE also supplies local hospitals with diagnostic imaging equipment and healthcare technology solutions like ultrasound, MRI and electronic medical record technologies to help doctors treat athletes.
GE is an advanced technology and services company taking on the world’s toughest challenges. Dedicated to innovation in energy, health, transportation and infrastructure, GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs about 300,000 people worldwide.
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