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Optus Teams Up With Australian Paralympic Committee For 10-Year Deal

Optus has partnered with the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC), with a 10-year agreement seeing Optus become the official telecommunications partner of Australian Paralympic team.

The Optus sponsorship includes the summer teams for Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020, along with the yet-to-be-determined host city for 2024, and also covers the winter teams for PyeongChang 2018, Beijing 2022 and the yet-to-be-determined host city for 2026.

Optus has additionally announced Optus Business employee, world champion and Paralympic hopeful Matthew Formston as an official ambassador for its Relentless Improvement network campaign.

Optus and the Australian Olympic Committee last year also partnered under a 10-year agreement, which saw Optus become the official telecommunications partner of the Australian Olympic team.

“Partnering with the Australian Paralympic Committee for the next 10 years complements our existing partnership with the Australian Olympic Committee, and confirms us as the official support network of Australia’s contingent of elite athletes in Rio 2016,” Ben White, Optus acting managing director of product and marketing, commented.

“Optus’ aim to become a mobile-led multimedia company is underpinned by its strong sporting and entertainment partnerships, and this is yet another fantastic addition for our customers in what is set to be a huge year of sporting action.

“We’re so proud to support Matt in his journey towards Rio and beyond, his achievements and determination are extraordinary and an inspiration to us all.”

The Australian Paralympic Committee is currently preparing to send 170 athletes from every state and territory to the Rio 2016 Paralympics.

“We are extremely honoured to have Optus join us on our road to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and beyond,” Lynne Anderson, Australian Paralympic Committee chief executive officer, stated.

“We are especially proud to have such a positive affirmation of the increasing profile and importance of Paralympic sport with this long-term partnership.”

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