Allianz has hosted a themed employee event to mark the one-year countdown until the beginning of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The event followed Allianz Australia’s recent partnership announcement with the Australian Olympic Team until 2028, as well as its continuing longstanding tie-up with Paralympics Australia.
The Allianz event featured a Q&A session hosted by Seven News sports presenter Jim Wilson, interactive virtual reality stations, and activities designed to showcase some of the new sports in the 2020 Games, including baseball/softball, karate, surfing, skateboarding, and a uniquely Paralympic sport, goalball.
Also participating in the event were Olympic gold medallists Sally Pearson and Chloe Esposito, and Paralympians Nic Beveridge and silver medallist Madi de Rozario.
“The athletes who we support as part of our Olympic and Paralympic partnerships demonstrate outstanding resilience and commitment,” said Richard Feledy, Allianz Australia managing director. “Their mental and physical health is of the utmost importance, but many are also balancing their sporting endeavours with family commitments and careers. Hearing first-hand stories from Olympians and Paralympians about how they achieve their goals and find balance in their personal, sporting and professional lives, is inspirational for all Allianz employees, including myself. Allianz employees are passionate and dedicated, and we’re very proud to be a part of this community of athletes with shared values. I’m looking forward to celebrating this significant milestone of one year to Tokyo 2020.”
Allianz Australia said it will continue its support of Paralympics Australia and will work with the AOC to provide innovative and integrated insurance solutions, in alignment with the Olympic Movement, for the athletes and teams. The partnerships period covers the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, the Olympic Games Paris 2024, the Olympic Winter Games Milan-Cortina 2026, and the Olympic Games LA 2028.