International oil and gas company BP has enhanced its backing of Paralympic sport by agreeing a deal to become an international partner of the International Paralympic Committee until the end of 2016.
Having supported the London 2012 Paralympics, as well as various National Paralympic Committees and athletes competing at the Games, BP will now work with the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement on a longer term partnership. Today’s announcement comes on top of BP’s support of National Paralympic Committees in the UK, USA, Angola, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey and Trinidad & Tobago.
Sir Philip Craven, IPC president, said: “Following the success of London it is fantastic news that they (BP) want to continue to build on the momentum generated by the best ever Paralympic Games between now and 2016. What is so great about this partnership is that BP does not just want to work with the IPC but also wants to work with a number of the countries in which they operate to help raise awareness of the Paralympic Movement and its athletes.”
BP has already announced in the UK that it is an official partner for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, as well as a top tier partner for the British Olympic Association and British Paralympic Association through to the end of 2016. BP joins Allianz as an international partner of the IPC.