BP will continue to partner with the British Paralympic Association (BPA) through to the end of 2020, supporting British athletes as they prepare to compete at PyeongChang 2018 and Tokyo 2020
Continuing a relationship which was forged in 2008, the renewed commitment will boost the BPA’s efforts to send the best prepared team of athletes and support staff to compete at the Paralympic Games.
Since BP joined the BPA’s family of commercial partners, ParalympicsGB has produced historic and record breaking performances at both Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016.
In Sochi ParalympicsGB won its first ever gold medal at a winter games and in Rio the team secured 147 medals eclipsing the London 2012 medal haul to finish second in the medal table.
The partnership also demonstrates BP’s continued global support of the Paralympic movement, as a partner of the International Paralympic Committee and as a supporter of a number of National Paralympic Committees around the world.
“We are a world leading Paralympic nation but we can only continue to succeed at the highest level with the crucial support of our commercial partners. “BP’s renewed commitment to the BPA demonstrates their understanding of the power of Paralympic sport, and how the performance of our athletes can change perceptions of disability in society.”British Paralympic Association CEO Tim Hollingsworth
“At BP we are proud of our long-standing association with the Paralympic movement. We are delighted to announce our continued partnership with the BPA through to the Paralympic games in 2020, helping to inspire ParalympicsGB athletes to achieve the success they deserve.”Peter Mather Group Regional Vice President Europe and Head of Country, UK, BP
BP were also recently announced as a National Partner to the upcoming 2017 World Para Athletics Championships, which will see many of ParalympicsGB’s star athletes return to the stadium where they triumphed at London 2012.
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About the British Paralympic Association and ParalympicsGB
The British Paralympic Association is the National Paralympic Committee for the UK, responsible for the promotion of the Paralympic movement in Great Britain and selecting, entering and funding the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Paralympic team.
ParalympicsGB is the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Paralympic Team competing at the summer and winter Paralympic Games. We know that the outstanding performances of our athletes have a powerful impact on the British public and can shift perceptions of disability in society, helping to inspire a better world for disabled people.
Our partners are tremendous supporters of the BPA and ParalympicsGB through commercial sponsorship as well as their own fundraising activity. Further details are available at http://paralympics.org.uk/partners