MILAN – Technogym has signed an exclusive-supplier contract – fitness equipment supplier for all athletic preparation centres – for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
For Technogym, internationally recognised as setting the standard in the sector of technologies for athletic preparation, rehabilitation and wellness, this is the sixth Olympic experience after Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Turin 2006, Beijing 2008 and London 2012.
In Rio, Technogym will provide a full range of equipment for the main training centre (approximately 2000 sqmt) at the Olympic Village in Barra da Tijuca open to all athletes taking part in the Games, and will equip 15 centres and warm-up areas specifically designed for the different disciplines at the competition venues.
Technogym is expected to supply 1,000 pieces of equipment and will install mywellness® cloud digital platform to allow athletes to connect directly on the equipment or from their mobile devices with their personal training program.
Moreover, Technogym will provide a team of 50 professional athletic trainers to support the athletes as well as all related services (gym layout, installation and technical service).
Nerio Alessandri, President and Founder of Technogym said: “We are very proud to have been chosen for the 6th time as the official supplier of the Olympic Games. This important achievement represents a victory for the whole Technogym team and a strong reference on our products’ innovation and quality standards,” adding, “Rio 2016 will also represent a unique social opportunity to promote wellness in Brazil and in the whole of Latin America and to get an increasing number of people interested in regular physical exercise.”
Rio 2016 Organising Committee President Carlos Nuzman commented, “The needs of athletes are always at the forefront of our thinking and so ensuring we have top of the range equipment available for their use is vital. We are going to work together over the next two years.”
Vision and a total commitment to promoting Wellness, a better lifestyle through regular physical activity, healthy diet and a positive mental approach have been the ethos of Technogym® for over 2 decades. All around innovation, a Total Wellness Solution™ and the founding philosophy of fusing business with social responsibility set Technogym, THE WELLNESS COMPANY™ apart. President and founder, Nerio Alessandri, developed his first fitness equipment in his garage in 1983 at the age of 22. Technogym is today a leading company in the Wellness and Fitness field with over 2,200 employees, 14 branches in Europe, U.S., Asia, Middle East and Australia. More than 65,000 Wellness centres are equipped with Technogym and 100,000 private homes all over the world.
About the Rio 2016 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games
The Rio 2016 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games is a private not-for-profit sports organisation established by the Brazilian Olympic Confederations, the Brazilian Olympic Committee and the Brazilian Paralympic Committee. Its mission is to promote, organise 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), the World Anti-Doping Agency, and under the Brazilian Law, the Olympic Charter and the IPC Handbook.