Technogym has been confirmed by The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) as one of the Tier Three supplier to London 2012. Technogym will supply and install fitness equipment for athletes in the Athletes’ Village and other training venues, becoming Official Fitness Equipment Supplier.
The main gym facility will be located at the Athletes’ Village and will provide thousands of competing athletes with top of the range fitness equipment for their event preparation. Alongside the facility at the Athletes Village, Technogym will equip several gyms within the other competition and training venues by installing a total of over 750 pieces. Technogym will also be responsible for the design and layout of the facilities, as well providing staff and ongoing maintenance.
London 2012 Chairman Sebastian Coe commented: “The needs of athletes are always at the forefront of our thinking and so ensuring we have top of the range equipment available for their use is vital. Technogym come to us with some fantastic previous Games-time experience and will help us to ensure that the needs of all competitors at London 2012 are met. We welcome them to the London 2012 family and look forward to working with them over the next two years.”
Nerio Alessandri, president of Technogym said: “This important result is a victory not just for Technogym but for the whole Italian system”, adding “the London 2012 Olympics will be a unique chance to promote wellness as a social opportunity and to get increasing numbers of people interested in regular exercise”.
Technogym’s two decades of commitment to the spread of wellness as a social opportunity had a fundamental role, beyond the innovative technologies that the Romagna-based company will provide for the athletes, in achieving this major result. In a scenario in which cardiovascular illnesses – mostly due to sedentary lifestyles and poor lifestyle choices – are the leading cause of death and in which the number of people overweight worldwide has exceeded the number of those suffering from malnutrition, big sporting events, thanks to their capacity for bringing people together, have the important mission of spreading a healthy sports culture amongst the population, and above all amongst young people.
Press Release courtesy of Technogym