BP extends IPC partnership until Tokyo 2020

Multinational oil and gas company BP has extended its partnership with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

The new four-year deal will run until the end of 2020, covering that year's summer Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. BP will continue to serve as a second-tier international partner alongside German financial services company Allianz.

BP became an international partner of the IPC in 2013. The company also holds partnerships with the National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) of Angola, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Netherlands, Singapore, Turkey, Trinidad and Tobago and the US.

In the build-up to the Rio 2016 Paralympics, which got underway in the Brazilian city earlier this week, BP launched its ‘Energy within’ campaign, which documented the journeys of athletes through a series of short video films.

“Over the next four years, I look forward to celebrating the successes of the IPC and exploring further opportunities to raise awareness of the Paralympic movement around the world,” BP chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg said. “BP has operations in over 70 countries, we employ nearly 80,000 people and we are proud to have friends and global partners like the IPC.”