has signed a new four-year contract to back the International Paralympic Committee, according to a news release. The new contract will span a full Paralympic Games cycle, through the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games and the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games.
has been a hugely proactive and loyal partner who has been with the IPC for over 10 years now,” said Sir Philip Craven, president of the International Paralympic Committee. “I truly believe our partnership is making a difference to this world, and I am excited that we have signed a letter of intent to extend our partnership for a further four years.”
is proud to support the Paralympic Movement to foster public awareness and generate a greater interest in Paralympic sport and the topic of inclusion,” said Jean-Marc Pailhol, Allianz
SE head of market management and distribution. “We aim to contribute to building a more equitable society where all people have equal opportunities.”
In addition to the company’s global efforts, 14 Allianz
entities support local National Paralympic Committees in Australia, Argentina, Colombia, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Mexico, Ireland, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Switzerland and the UK, according to a news release.
The company will also support the Independent Paralympic Athletes Team by providing travel insurance for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, according to the release.
“Giving Paralympic Athletes with asylum or refugee status the opportunity to compete in Rio means a lot to us at Allianz
and perfectly fits with our commitment and dedication,” said Werner Zedelius, member of the Allianz
SE board of management. “I have always been inspired by the motivation of all Paralympic athletes in their quest for excellence. Those among them who are currently without a home country have even greater barriers to transcend.”
is also supporting the #FillTheSeats campaign by helping 3,000 children and people with impairments to attend the Rio 2016 games, according to the release. The campaign aims to bring 20,000 Brazilian children and people with impairments to the Paralympic stadiums.
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