US: Nike extends deal to supply US Olympic team
Nike will continue to be an official outfitter of the US Olympic and Paralympic teams through to the 2012 games in London, the company has announced.
The Oregon-based sportswear giant has signed the extended deal with the US Olympic Committee.
It will provide athletes with uniforms to wear on the podium during medal ceremonies at this year's Beijing Olympics, the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and the London 2012 Olympics.
The new uniforms will be revealed by Nike and the US Olympic Committee at the 2008 Olympic Team Media Summit in Chicago next Tuesday (15 April).
"The Olympic movement is at the core of Nike's DNA and has played a vital role in our company's rich history," said Joaquin Hidalgo, vice president of global marketing at Nike.
"We are proud to be able to support the accomplishments of US Olympians through our partnership with the USOC."
Nike will also provide clothing, footwear and equipment for US competitors in nearly every Olympic sport at Beijing, among them basketball, boxing, cycling, and track and field.
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