Samsung Extends Olympic Games Partnership Through 2020
Samsung signs an agreement with the IOC in the “Wireless Communications Equipment and Computing Equipment” to expand their product category and strengthen its commitment to the Olympic Movement
Nanjing, China – August 17, 2014 – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Wireless Communications Equipment category, announced it has signed an agreement to extend their partnership through to the 2020 Olympic Games. The signing ceremony took place on August 17th in Nanjing, China, the host city of the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games. IOC President Thomas Bach and Jay Y. Lee, Vice Chairman at Samsung Electronics attended the ceremony.
“Samsung aims to spread the Olympic spirit through our innovative products, enabling all fans around the world to stay connected and share the excitement of the Olympic Movement,” said Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, IT & Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics. “We are proud to extend our involvement as it is meaningful to us to inspire people through the passion that lies behind the Games and contribute to creating a smarter Olympic Games.”Samsung will officially sponsor the Olympic Games through the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in the “Wireless Communications Equipment and Computing Equipment” category. This expanded product category includes smartphones, tablets, laptops, personal computers and other computing equipment, and desktop printers.
“We are delighted to be able to continue our partnership with Samsung. The funding generated by the TOP Programme directly supports the staging of every Olympic Games, as well as every one of the National Olympic Committees, enabling athletes from all over the world to prepare for and compete at each Games,” said Thomas Bach, IOC President. “Samsung also supports the operations of each Games by providing leading wireless telecommunications and technology equipment. In addition, Samsung’s technologies and global marketing reach will engage fans around the world with the Olympic values and the Olympic Movement.”
Samsung’s association with the Olympic Movement began when the company became a local sponsor of the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games. Since the Nagano 1998 Olympic Winter Games, Samsung has joined the TOP (The Olympic Partner) Programme and has been a Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Wireless Communications Equipment category. The company’s role has evolved throughout 26 years of its involvement with the Olympic Games.
As mobile technologies have become an inseparable part of our daily lives, Samsung believes its continued support will play a significant role in bringing further innovation to the staging of the Olympic Games.
About Samsung’s Involvement in the Olympic Games
Samsung began its Olympic Games involvement as a local sponsor of the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games. Beginning with the Nagano 1998 Olympic Winter Games, the company extended its commitment to the Olympic Movement as the Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Wireless Communications Equipment category. Samsung hosts various digital marketing campaigns to share the excitement of the Olympic Games with people around the world and enable everyone to participate in the Games through its smart mobile technology. Samsung’s commitment as a Worldwide Olympic Partner continues through to Tokyo 2020.
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Samsung held the signing ceremony to extend its partnership through to the 2020 Olympic Games on August 17th in Nanjing, China, the host city of the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games. Vice Chairman at Samsung Electronics, Jay Y. Lee(right) and IOC President Thomas Bach(left) commemorate their agreement to extend their Olympic partnership and expand Samsung’s product category for PyeongChang 2018 and Tokyo 2020 by signing the Galaxy NotePRO.
Samsung Electronics signed an agreement with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to extend its partnership through to the 2020 Olympic Games. Vice Chairman at Samsung Electronics, Jay Y. Lee and IOC President Thomas Bach, are shaking hands at the signing ceremony on August 17th in Nanjing, China.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach is taking a selfie with young athlete using Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 at the Opening Ceremony of the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games held on August 16.