Australian airline Qantas has extended its sponsorship of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) until 2016.
Qantas, which has sponsored the AOC since 1952, will continue to provide airline travel to all representative teams competing at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and the Rio Games in 2016.
Additionally, the airline will be responsible for transporting the youth Olympic teams as they compete at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in 2014 and the Lillehammer Youth Olympic Winter Games in 2016.
“The AOC and our Olympic athletes are delighted to continue our long and valued relationship with Qantas for the next four years as we head to Sochi and Rio Olympic Games,” said AOC president John Coates.
Alan Joyce, Qantas chief executive, added: “We’ve been strong supporters of Australian Olympic teams for over 60 years because we believe in the values the Olympics represent. It’s an honour to carry the team home after they have done a nation proud.
“Sponsoring the Australian team is a natural fit for Qantas. When we fly around the world, we promote Australian culture, tourism and, most importantly, the Australian people. We’re extremely proud to continue as the official airline of the Australian Olympic Team as they head to Sochi in 2014 and onto Rio in 2016.”