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Who Are Your 2008 National Olympic Sponsors In Your Country?

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I would like to know who are the Olympic sponsors and athletic outfitters in the countries where you are from for Beijing 2008. For this we will exclude the worldwide Olympic sponsors, the TOP ones, from this--McDonald's, Coca-Cola, Visa, Kodak, Panasonic, Samsung, Omega (?), Atos Origin, and Lenovo(?). Feel free to ID what the companies are for the benfit of those who aren't familiar to them. To start things off, I'll kick off with the USA's sponsors:

John Hancock (insurance company)

General Electric

NBC (which GE owns)

AT&T

Home Depot (massive hardware chain known to employ some US Olympian hopefuls)

Bank of America

Nike

Hilton Hotels

Allstate (insurance company)

United Airlines

Kellogg's

General Motors

24 Hour Fitness (health club chain)

Jet Set Sports

Johnson & Johnson

Tyson Foods (known for its chicken products)

Incidently, GM is letting its sponsorship with the US Olympic Team expire following the Beijing Olympics as it restructures its marketing investments, citing the one with the USOC hasn't given its bang for their bucks. More here: GM Ends USOC Sponsorship After Beijing 2008

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China's Sponsors:

Bank of China

CMC (ChinaNetCom)

SINOPEC (China Petrochemical Corporation)

CNPC (China National Petroleum Corporation)

ChinaMobile

Volkswagen (China)

Adidas (China)

JT International S.A. (China)

AirChina

PICC

UPS

Haier

Sohu.com

Tsingdao

Yanjing

Yili

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Bell Canada

HBC - The oldest company in the world

RBC Financial Group

GM Canada

Petro Canada

Rona

Air Canada

BC Lottery Corporation

Canadian Pacific

ICBC

JetSet Sports

Ricoh

Royal Canadian Mint

Teckcominco

3m

Birks

Dow

Epcor

Nortel

TransCanada

Vincor Canada

Weston

Workopolis

Coca-Cola

Atos Origin

GE

Johnson and Johnson

Kodak

Lenovo

McDonald's

Maunlife

Omega

Panasonic

Samsung

Visa

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Apart from the TOP sponsers, the sponsers and supporters of the New Zealand Olympic Team are ...

- Air New Zealand

- Accor Hospitality

- Mitsubishi Motors

- Lion Foundation

- Southern Trust

- SPARC Aotearoa

- One (television new zealand)

- Premier Events

- Avis

- Tourism New Zealand

- New Zealand Community Trust

- Trillian Trust

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I would like to know who are the Olympic sponsors and athletic outfitters in the countries where you are from for Beijing 2008. For this we will exclude the worldwide Olympic sponsors, the TOP ones, from this--McDonald's, Coca-Cola, Visa, Kodak, Panasonic, Samsung, Omega (?), Atos Origin, and Lenovo(?). Feel free to ID what the companies are for the benfit of those who aren't familiar to them. To start things off, I'll kick off with the USA's sponsors:

John Hancock (insurance company)

General Electric

NBC (which GE owns)

AT&T

Home Depot (massive hardware chain known to employ some US Olympian hopefuls)

Bank of America

Nike

Hilton Hotels

Allstate (insurance company)

United Airlines

Kellogg's

General Motors

24 Hour Fitness (health club chain)

Jet Set Sports

Johnson & Johnson

Tyson Foods (known for its chicken products)

Incidently, GM is letting its sponsorship with the US Olympic Team expire following the Beijing Olympics as it restructures its marketing investments, citing the one with the USOC hasn't given its bang for their bucks. More here: GM Ends USOC Sponsorship After Beijing 2008

Y r there 2 insurance companies? I think Hancock is no longer involved; and Allstate only sponsors Figure Skating events.

Also, among TOP sponsors. Lenovo is a Chinese company (but w/ 2 plants in the US) and Atos-Origin (I think) is a French-based company just put together to serivce the IOC (and maybe FIFA and other sports federations) and their needs. I don't believe it existed before Athens 2004.

Finally, it would've been nice if Boeing joined...so Boeing goes Beijing!! Of course they may join if Chicago gets the 2016 nod.

Edited by baron-pierreIV

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Atos-Origin (I think) is a French-based company just put together to serivce the IOC (and maybe FIFA and other sports federations) and their needs. I don't believe it existed before Athens 2004.

Atos existed long before Athens and was not created to service the IOC....

At one point, SEMA Group, an IT company involved in the Olympics since Barcelona, was merged with Atos Group which is how Atos-Origin became a Top Sponsor.

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Atos existed long before Athens and was not created to service the IOC....

At one point, SEMA Group, an IT company involved in the Olympics since Barcelona, was merged with Atos Group which is how Atos-Origin became a Top Sponsor.

Oh, OK; I knew it was something along those lines. But I believe the withdrawal of IBM and the gap it left, and the special needs of the Olympics (and similar events), provided the impetus for SEMA and Atos to get together and get the Olympic contract -- don't u think so?

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Speaking of IBM, that company sold off, if I recall correctly, its computer division to Lenovo as a cost-cutting measure. Also, I think the IBM-powered Sydney 2000 website was the best designed and featured in recent memory overall. That even featured stuff including essays about multicultural Sydney, which I wish I could've printed out. It even had the national anthems of the participating nations to download and play.

Lenovo and John Hancock are Olympic TOP sponsors. John Hancock is known as Manulife outside the US after the merger with it in 2004. Recently in ad on Sports Illustrated signifying the one year countdown of the Beijing Olympics had the USOC's current sponsors at the bottom of it. John Hancock was featured, so that's how I found out about its continuation. You can check it out here. Amazing Awaits--USOC I think it's just for different Olympic sports possibly like gymnastics that Allstate covers since John Hancock/Manulife is a TOP sponsor.

Actually Paris 1924 was the first and only time advertising signage were out at the venues. Four years later the IOC made a stipulation against advertising signs and billboards at Olympic venues.

Here's Australia's sponsors:

Healthe (primary sponsor of the A-League's Sydney FC)

Telstra

Adidas (first time since 1996)

EnergyAustralia

Uncle Toby's (joined Nestle Australia in early 2007)

Powerade (a Coca-Cola-made sports drink)

Speedo

Australia Post

Qantas

Accor Hospitality

KitKat

CoSport

BHP Billiton

Fitness First

XTM

Karbon

Hamilton

Hudson

Getty Images

Mileno

Actually Adidas will serve as the official sportswear outfitter for Beijing 2008's volunteers, staff, and tech officials (paralympic included)

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Sweden:

ATG

Nordea

Ericsson

Tele2

Vatenfall

Adecco

Li Ning Sportswear

Metro

SAS

Stockholm Arlanda Airport

AstraZeneca

Elanders

Norway:

Norsktipping

Hertz

Adidas

Adecco

Dagbladet

Nordea

Gyro Gruppen

Tine

If...

P4 Radio Hele Norge

SAS Norge

RICA Hotels

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Spain:

- Coca-Cola Powerade

- El Corte Inglés

- Endesa

- Leche Pascual

- Telefónica

- La Caixa

- Nozar

- Loterías y Apuestas del Estado

- Allianz

- Caja Madrid

- Campofrío

- Nutrexpa

- Damm

- Repsol YPF

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Kodak announced it has dropped itself as an Olympic TOP sponsor after Beijing 2008 last week. Also Canadian-based Manulife (John Hancock to us Yanks) will leave after Beijing too with Johnson and Johnson and Lenovo having to renew their respective sponsorships at that time too to stay in. I can see Fuji Film stepping up in Kodak's place.

Mitsubishi Motors announced it serve as the official motor company for the Australian Olympic Committee up to London 2012.

More can be read here. Olympic TOP Sponsor Changes

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Finland:

MTV3

Nordea

Sonera

Veikkaus

Clique

Finnair

Finntoto

Peugeot

Pohjola

Schenker Logistics

Suomen Matkatoimisto (Finland Post)

Turo Tailor

Vierumaki

Mehilainen

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Brazil:

Olympikus (athletic outfitter)

Oi

Caixa

Petrobras

Sol

Sadia

Golden Cross

Odonto Prev

Uruguay:

Asociacion Espanol:Primera en Socoros Mutuos

Macedonia:

A1

Vreme

EduSoft

Antenna 1

First O2

Neocom

D-Panovski

Makpetrol

Mura

Belgium:

Sporza

Unilever

Het Nieuwsblad

Ernst & Young

AXA

Dexia

Hyundai

Belgacom

Delhaize

Roularta Media Group

France;

Accor

Adidas

EDF

Publicis Groupe

Francais Des Jeux

DPPI Images De Sport

Mennen Sport

Haribo

Elis

Aristeia

Brossard

Croatia:

Hrvatska Telekom

INA

Diners Club

Croatia Airlines

Amway

Croatia Banka

PBZ

North Spirit

Volkswagen

HRT

Jamnika

Fokus Medical

Raifeissen Bank

Kutjevo

Porsche

AP Varadzin

Hrvatska Tourism

Zracna Luka

New Zealand:

SPARC

Mitsubishi Motors

Air New Zealand

Accor

AVIS

Southern Trust

Trillian Trust

One (TVNZ ONE)

Lion Foundation

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Very good videos of GE's participation in building up Beijing for the 2008 Games:

http://www.ge.com/innovation/china/index.h...id=olymrowsmall

Thanks Baron-Pierre! Those videos are great! Do you think we'll see more videos leading up to the start? I hope so because they're really good...

Montenegro:

Montenegro Tourist Commission

Luka Bar

T-Mobile

Republic of Montenegro Telecommunications Association

Zetatrams

Estonia:

If...

Skansa

Nike

Tere

Peugeot

EMT

Kalev

Olympic Casino

Lethi-Mahi Eesti

Sampo

Tallinna Sadam

Paf

Monton

Ramirent

Elion Ettevotted

Germany:

Adidas

Mercedes-Benz

E-ON

Payback

Neckerman

AWD

Bauerfiend

Zurich

Lufthansa

Olympische Sport Bibliothek

Messe Dusseldorf

Bundesdruckerei

APA Firmengruppe

Warsteiner

Pa-Picture Alliance

Dertour

SebaMed

Schenker Logistics

Potsdamer Augenklinik

Bego

Bogner

Sioux Moccasins

Betty Barclay

Baumler

MDM (Deutsche Mundze?)

The Netherlands:

Nederland Lotto

Ernst & Young

Unilever

Randstand

DSM

Latvia:

Latvijas Gaze (LG)

Latvijas Mobilias Telefone

HansaBanka/Swedbank

Audi

Monton

Latvijas Valsts Mezi (forestry)

Slovakia:

BTS Bratislava Airport

Kia Motors

Slovak Telekom

E-ON

Zentiva

Matador

Topvar

Avon

Holiday Inn

Daylong

Nutrend

J&R Pretzelmayer

SITA

AWK

TA3

Gold Man

Fun Radio

SME

SPORT

Thermae Piestamy

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Great Britain:

Adidas

Michelob Light

EDF Energy

Lloyd's TSB

B&Q

Austria:

APF Marketing

Austrian Airways

Casino Austria

Generali Gruppe

InterSport Shops

JetSet Sports

MediaAustria

Olympische Sport Bibliothek

Osterreichschen Lotterie

Raifessen

Telekom Austria

Schenker Logistics

WKO

Armenia:

Noy1877

Multigroup

Ararat Cement

Multigroup Stone

Multigroup Rest House

Switzerland:

Adecco

AMAG-Gruppe

CIBA Vision

Rivella

Swisscom

UBS

Zurich

Descente

Europcar

Burgerstein Vitamins (Antistress AG)

BEMER 3000

Printgraph'c Wittwer Druck

Schenker Logicstics

Sharpa Tensing

Sportvital

Switcher

TC Trainer Center

Uniplan

Winkler

Cefar Compex

DLD Training

Doetsch Grether AG

Keystone

Smith & Nephew

Triumph International

Arnett

Beva

Fuchs Design

Kunzli SwissSchuh

Simple/Teva

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Durbanshark, how could you know about the national sponsor from many countries ? Do you know about Indonesia sponsor(s) ? As far as I know, Indonesia sponsors is : Samsung...., and don't know others sponsors

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actually I just want to know, how durban shark know about national olympic team sponsor, and if he know about Indonesia sponsor, maybe he would show to me about who is the sponsor for Indonesia team.. :)

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R we really going to go thru all 204 NOCs and list their sponsors ad infinitum? :rolleyes: Does anybody actually care?

Possibly...

Yes, Lenovo is dropping its sponsorship after Beijing. My only thoughts about this is perhaps Lenovo wanted to go out after next year because the Games were to be set in China. I hardly see any Lenovo computers whenever I stop by at an electronic shop anyway, so to me it's no great loss.

I'm back at this after an absence. For Tanaka Ray:

Indonesia:

(couldn't really find any on their KONI website other than Samsung being mentioned by you)

Singapore:

Tiger

Fair Price NUTC

Yonex

Sunrise

Singapore Pools

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I recently saw a commercial for Budweiser saying that they're a proud sponsor of the US Olympic Team. Why should a beer company sponsor an Olympic Team?

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I recently saw a commercial for Budweiser saying that they're a proud sponsor of the US Olympic Team. Why should a beer company sponsor an Olympic Team?

Free coasters?

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