Paris 2024 Adds Construction Sponsor - Sponsor Spotlight

(ATR) Also, traditional SportAccord Convention partner becomes co-host; Gold Coast 2018 car fleet organized.

(ATR) Bouygues Construction is now the 15th official partner for the Paris 2024 Olympic bid.

The company signed a partnership agreement yesterday with the bid committee, pledging to "help Paris 2024 build the sustainable city of tomorrow" in a release.

Boygues Construction is now one of 19 companies that are helping the Olympic bid. A joint initiative entitled "Sustainable building with Shared innovation" will come from the partnership agreement.

"The Olympic and Paralympic Games are by definition a moment of sharing, of innovation and can be a window into the positive aspects of human nature," Philippe Bonnave, Bouygues Construction chief executive, said in a statement."These are values at the heart of our company’s ethos and is one of the key reasons why we are so committed to supporting Paris 2024."

SportAccord Convention Upgrades Sponsor to Co-Host

Sport Event Denmark will continue as a gold partner for the SportAccord Convention in addition to serving as co-host for the 2017 event.

The 2017 SportAccord Convention will be held in Aarhus, Denmark from April 2-7. Sport Event Denmark has been a gold partner for the convention for each of the event’s 15 years. Aarhus is serving as European Capital of Culture for 2017.

At this year’s SportAccord the company will have a booth with interactive competitions, as well as beer tastings at happy hour.

"[Sport Event Denmark’s] enthusiasm, passion and contribution in putting this event together has been instrumental in helping to make the 15th edition of SportAccord Convention a special one," Niis Hatt, managing director of SportAccord Convention, said in a statement. "We would like to offer our sincerest thanks."

Gold Coast Vehicle Provider

Thrifty, the rental car provider, will supply the Gold Coast 2018 fleet of cars.

More than 1,400 separate vehicles will be required for the Games, and the Thrifty branch providing them will be locally owned, organizers say. The range of vehicles will be from small passenger cars all the way to buses.

The vehicles will be used to transport technical delegates, support the Queen’s Baton Relay, and operations for press and athletes during events such as the marathon and cycling races.

"The Games are so much more than just a sports competition; we’re working to deliver economic benefits across the Coast in a range of different areas," Peter Beattie, Gold Coast Local Organizing Committee chairman, said in a statement. "As an example, through this arrangement Thrifty will reinvigorate their rental stock, support the Coast’s tourism market through the provision of newer and safer vehicles and the benefits will flow further down their supply chain."

Written by Aaron Bauer

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