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Technogym renews Olympic ties for Rio 2016

Fitness equipment company Technogym has signed an exclusive supplier contract for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The agreement marks the sixth time Technogym has partnered with an Olympic Games, following Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012, along with the Turin 2006 winter Olympic Games.

In Rio, Technogym will provide a full range of equipment for the main training centre at the Olympic Village in Barra da Tijuca and also supply15 centres and warm-up areas at competition venues tailored towards individual sports.

Along with around 1,000 pieces of equipment and 50 professional trainers to help with layout and technical support, Technogym will install its MyWellness Cloud digital platform to allow athletes to connect on their equipment or from mobile devices with their personal training programme.

Rio 2016 organising committee president Carlos Nuzman said: “The needs of athletes are always at the forefront of our thinking and so ensuring we have top of the range equipment available for their use is vital. We are going to work together over the next two years.”