Competition Uniform Support Programme to outfit over 600 athletes at Rio 2016
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is pleased to announce that approximately 620 athletes from 54 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) will benefit from the first ever NOC Competition Uniform Support Programme at this summer’s Olympic Games Rio 2016.The IOC, in collaboration with the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) and nine of the world’s leading sports brands, is providing free competition clothing to the NOCs and their athletes for the Games.
The NOCs and brands have been working closely together in the past few months to design and develop the uniforms, which will be distributed to the NOCs and athletes in the Olympic Village.This is another great example of solidarity within the Olympic Movement.Thomas Bach IOC President
“This is another great example of solidarity within the Olympic Movement. By providing these uniforms the nine sport brands ensure that athletes from 54 NOCs can proudly participate in the Olympic Games in apparel that also reflects their national identity and is at the same time ensuring a clean field of play,” IOC President Thomas Bach said.
The nine sports brands participating in the Support Programme are:
• Under Armour
“The sporting goods industry is working to the best of our ability to ensure that no athlete shall be left behind when it comes to being equipped with the latest state-of-the-art competition apparel at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro,” said WFSGI President Frank A. Dassler.
The Olympic Games Rio 2016 will run from 5 to 21 August and will feature approximately 10,500 athletes from 205 NOCs plus the first ever Refugee Olympic Team (ROT).