Technogym, Cesena, Italy, announced last week it has signed a contract to become the official equipment supplier at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Technogym said it will provide equipment for the main Olympic Village in Barra da Tijuca and will equip 15 centers and warm-up areas at competition venues. About 1,000 pieces of Technogym equipment and Technogym's mywellness cloud digital platform will be installed. Technogym also will provide 50 athletic trainers as well as gym layout, installation and technical service.
This will be the sixth Olympic Games for Technogym, joining Sydney (2000), Athens (2004), Turin (2006), Beijing (2008) and London (2012). All but the Turin Games were Summer Olympics.
"We are very proud to have been chosen for the sixth time as the official supplier of the Olympic Games," Nerio Alessandri, president and founder of Technogym, said in a statement. "This important achievement represents a victory for the whole Technogym team and a strong reference on our products innovation and quality standards."
Alessandri added the Olympics in Rio will represent "a unique social opportunity to promote wellness in Brazil" and in Latin America and hopes to get more people there interested in regular physical exercise.