POSTED: April 6th 2010

Gymnova signs up as latest partner to join forces ahead of London 2012

Beth Tweddle: welcome news /
Beth Tweddle: welcome news /

KEIR RADNEDGE / Sports Features Communications

LONDON, Apr 06: So it’s 28 and counting . . . domestic sponsors, that is, after the London 2012 Olympic organisers signed up Gymnova as a tier three backer.

The company, a member of the French ABEO group and which specialises in design, manufacture and distribution of gymnastics equipment, will provide all the equipment needed for the sport’s events at the Games. This includes equipment for the artistic, rhythmic and trampoline competitions as well as for training facilities.

Gymnova provided the equipment for last year’s world championships in London. Sister companies O’Jump and ACMAN will provide wrestling mats and podia for several other sports in 2012.

Beth Tweddle, the British world champion gymnast and a Gymnova ambassador, greeted the agreement as a good domestic omen.
She said: “Last year our British team recorded our best results ever achieved at a world championships and all on Gymnova apparatus. The opportunity to capitalise on that success and train on familiar apparatus has given us all a boost.”

Her enthusiasm was echoed by LOCOG chairman Sebastian Coe and Gymnova president Olivier Esteves.

LOCOG’s seven domestic tier one partners are Adidas, BMW, BP, British Airways, BT, EDF and Lloyds TSB; the six domestic tier two supporters are Adecco, Cadbury, Cisco, Deloitte, Thomas Cook and UPS; and the 15 domestic tier three suppliers and providers are Airwave, Atkins, Boston Consulting Group, Crystal CG, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, GSK, Gymnova, Holiday Inn, John Lewis, McCann Worldgroup, Next, The Nielsen Company, Populous, Ticketmaster and Trident.

The Worldwide Olympic Partners signed up for London 2012 are Coca-Cola, Acer, Atos Origin, GE, McDonald’s, Omega, Panasonic, Samsung and Visa.

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