Samsung and IPC Extend Partnership Through 2008
Berlin, Germany - Today, during the International Paralympic Day (IPD) 2007 celebrations in the world-famous Pariser Platz in Berlin, Germany, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, signed an agreement to extend Samsung’s role as a Worldwide Partner of the IPC through to extend the end of 2008.
23 Aug 2007
Sir Philip Craven, IPC President, stated: “Since the launch of our partnership in early 2006, Samsung has proven to be a committed supporter of the Paralympic Movement. This commitment can now be further enhanced with the extension of our relationship, for which I am delighted.”
Through the support of Samsung, the IPC will be able to communicate the inspiration and excitement of Paralympic Sport to a wider audience as well as to invest in the long-term growth of the Paralympic Movement.
“We hope to enable together, Paralympic athletes to achieve excellence in sports while inspiring people all over the world through their outstanding performances. This spirit of sport corresponds with the Samsung Corporate Agenda to contribute to humanity. Samsung has endeavoured to make sport available to all people around the world through the essential support of programmes. We believe this can be achieved through the great work of an organization such as the International Paralympic Committee,” said Hay K. Yang, Samsung Electronics President.
In addition to ensuring Samsung remains a Worldwide Partner of the IPC, the agreement also reconfirms Samsung as a Presenting Sponsor of ParalympicSport.TV, the IPC’s 24/7 free-of-charge broadband TV channel. Sir Philip and Mr. Yang signed the agreement in front of a large crowd in Berlin during IPD 2007, of which Samsung is also a Presenting Sponsor.