BP began its association with Olympic and Paralympic sport in 2008, when it became a partner of the London 2012 Games. Since then BP has supported a number of high-profile sporting events, including the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Baku 2015 European Games and the 2015 IPC World Athletics Championships. This summer, BP is supporting the London 2017 World Para Athletics Championships
BP is an International Partner of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). In addition BP also supports a number of national Olympic and Paralympic teams including in the UK, US, Angola, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Georgia, Germany, Singapore and Trinidad & Tobago.
BP also proudly supports some of the world’s best athletes.
"When the world’s best athletes compete on the international stage, many will discover an energy within that they didn’t know they possessed," said Duncan Blake, director of brand, BP. "The energy within is also what drives BP to keep searching for newer, better, safer ways to provide the energy that the world needs."
Find out more about one of our athlete ambassadors, Richard Whitehead MBE.
Richard Whitehead MBE
Richard Whitehead is a double Paralympic gold medalist
The death of his friend Simon from cancer ignited the energy within Richard to take up running.
“I discovered a courage I never knew I had, the courage to challenge myself and others,” Whitehead recalls. “When I first won gold, I looked up to the sky. It was for Simon.”
Richard now hopes to ignite the energy within his children, so that they can face the future and make it theirs.
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