Allianz renews support for Paralympic Movement
Allianz is to continue its partnership with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).
The insurance group has confirmed it will renew the deal it agreed with the IPC in 2011 to become the only international partner of the Paralympic Movement. The length of the extension has not been confirmed but it almost certain that it will encompass at least the next edition of the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
As well as financial backing, Allianz has run awareness campaigns for the Paralympics since first becoming a supporter in 2006. Its local offshoots are also partners of National Paralympic Committees in Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, Portugal, Turkey, Hungary, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Croatia and Australia.
IPC chairman Sir Philip Craven said: "The Paralympic Movement is happy to have dedicated and professional supporters like Allianz. Allianz has helped the Paralympic Movement to gain more awareness."
Michael Diekmann, the chief executive of Allianz SE, said the company was "proud to support the Paralympic Movement".
The London 2012 Paralympic Games, which have been attracting sell-out crowds since they began last Wednesday, will end on Sunday 9th September with the closing ceremony at the Olympic Stadium.blog comments powered by Disqus
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