POSTED: December 1st 2013

McDonald's becomes Paralympic Partner of Sochi 2014

CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) McDonald’s has signed an agreement to become a national Paralympic Partner of Sochi 2014 just 100 days away from the start of Sochi’s first Winter Games.

McDonald’s, already the Worldwide TOP Partner of International Olympic Committee, will help enhance the prestige of Russian Olympic sport in the international arena and promote the ideas of rehabilitation of people with disabilities through sports.

Athletes will have access to two McDonald’s restaurants in the Coastal Olympic Village and the Main Media Centre, as well as the five restaurants outside of the Olympic venues. “Hospitality champions” will staff the restaurants for the guests and participants of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games.

“McDonald’s has long been known for its charitable and social projects,” Sochi 2014 Organising Committee Dmitry Chernyshenko said. “Our goals coincide. This includes promotion of Olympic and Paralympic values and an active lifestyle as well as the development of children’s sport. The experience gained by the company over many years in supporting the Games will make a great contribution to the first ever Games without barriers in Russia.”

McDonald’s will become a National Partner of the Paralympic Games and will receive the right to use Paralympic Games marks in Russia for the period from the date of signing the agreement until 31 Dec. 2014.

“Support by McDonald’s of people with disabilities, and their provision with every opportunity, together with the creation of barrier-free environment are integral parts of McDonald’s philosophy,” McDonald’s Russia and Eastern Europe President Khamzat Khasbulatov said.

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