POSTED: June 16th 2014
NewsUpdate

Koc Holding becomes top Turkish Olympic Committee sponsor through Rio 2016

(L to R) Koc Holding Director of Corporate Communications and External Affairs Oya Unlu Kizil, Koc Holding CEO Turgy Durak, Turkish NOC and IOC Executive Board Member President Ugur Erdener, and Turkish NOC Secretary General Nese Gundogan / Koc Holding
(L to R) Koc Holding Director of Corporate Communications and External Affairs Oya Unlu Kizil, Koc Holding CEO Turgy Durak, Turkish NOC and IOC Executive Board Member President Ugur Erdener, and Turkish NOC Secretary General Nese Gundogan / Koc Holding

CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The Turkish Olympic Committee announced Koc Holding as its main sponsor Friday, 13 June, after the industrial conglomerate signed a three-year agreement at a press conference at the Koc Sports Club in Bağlarbaşı.

In attendance at the signing were Koc Holding Chief Executive Officer Turgy Durak, Koc Holding Director of Corporate Communications and External Affairs Oya Ünlü Kızıl, Turkish Olympic Committee President Ugur Erdener, and Turkish Olympic Committee Secretary General Neşe Gündoğan.

“The support and collaboration of Koc Holding, which was also shown during the candidacy process of Istanbul 2020, is highly significant for the future of Turkish sports,” Erdener said. “I convey my thanks to them for their vision.”

Istanbul was among the final three cities in contention to host the 2020 Olympic Summer Games before the International Olympic Committee decided on Tokyo for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad.

“Istanbul is the correct city for the Olympics,” Durak said. “We believe that this dream will come true on day; that is why we wanted to be the sponsor of the Turkish Olympic Committee. We wish to work in cooperation with the Turkish Olympic Committee for three years to develop the Olympic spirit in Turkey and support the Committee’s international activities.

“We believe wholeheartedly that if sport becomes a lifestyle choice and is encouraged at an early age, this would result in big achievements in the future of sport.”


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