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Brazilian post office Corrieos to play key role in Rio 2016

More than 30 million items will need to be delivered to Rio for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. 02 Feb 2014
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“The Games logistics operation will involve moving about 30 million items, ranging from sports equipment to all athletes’ baggage, as well as all the furniture for the Olympic Village. Correios’ experience in transporting all kinds of materials makes us confident that we will carry out this mega-operation with complete success.”

As official sponsor and logistics operator, Correios will be responsible for moving more than 30 million items, including athletes’ equipment

The Brazilian post office, known as Correios, has become the latest official sponsor of Rio 2016.

The company will play a key role in the first Olympic and Paralympic Games in South America by running the logistics operations. It will be responsible for delivering more than 30 million items for the events, including athletes’ equipment.

“I am delighted to have Correios on our side in this great challenge,” said Rio 2016 President Carlos Nuzman.

“The Games logistics operation will involve moving about 30 million items, ranging from sports equipment to all athletes’ baggage, as well as all the furniture for the Olympic Village. Correios’ experience in transporting all kinds of materials makes us confident that we will carry out this mega-operation with complete success.”

The company was also responsible for logistics operations during the Rio 2007 Pan American Games, when it was in charge of all the transportation and assembly of structures for the competitions.

The announcement was made at an event at the Correios Cultural Centre in Rio, which was attended by former tennis world No. 1 Gustavo Kuerten, Olympic medallists Gustavo Borges (swimming) and Fernando Scherer (swimming), as well as swimmer Poliana Okimoto and handball player Deborah Hannah.

Correios’ has a long-standing partnership with Brazilian sport. The company has been investing in the development of athletes and sports for more than 20 years. Besides Rio 2016, the company also supports the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) and the Brazilian aquatic sports, tennis and handball federations.