Release date: 10 July 2017
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.
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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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