LJUBLJANA, Slovenia, April 18, 2016 /CNW/ -- The Slovenian Olympic Committee gave a presentation in Slovenia's capital, Ljubljana, on April 15th, on the garments to be worn by Slovenian athletes who plan to compete in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. The selected garments are produced and sponsored by Chinese sportswear producer Peak. Chinese Ambassador to Slovenia Ye Hao and president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach attended the presentation and expressed their congratulations.
Bach said, "I am very familiar with the Chinese brand Peak. It is a brand that has consistently provided impressive Olympic articles with excellent design work."
Slovenian President Borut Pahor, following Peak chairman Xu Jingnan's arrival in the country, met with the chairman and his team in the presidential office. After the presentation, President Pahor donned a sports uniform provided by Peak and completed a symbolic 400-meter long-distance race with IOC president Bach, accompanied by 200 runners, including Olympic athletes and sports enthusiasts.
The Peak chairman revealed that the group had designed 27 items in all, including Olympic uniforms, formalwear (to be worn when being presented with Olympic medals) and shoes for the Slovenian team that will be attending the upcoming Olympic Games.
Including the Slovenian Olympic Committee, Peak has reached agreements with 10 Olympic teams, including, in Europe, Cyprus, Slovenia and Ukraine, in the Middle East, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine, in Africa, Algeria, Egypt and Nigeria, in addition to New Zealand, three more than the seven teams they provided sportswear to for the 2012 London Olympics. The group has become the Chinese sports brand reaching agreements with the largest number of Olympic teams and the world's third largest sports brand providing sportswear to Olympic committees planning to compete in the upcoming games.
The Peak chairman said, "During the remaining four months prior to the start of this year's games in Rio, we may ink agreements with additional Olympic teams, further expanding our partnerships with Olympic committees."
SOURCE Peak Sport Products Co., Limited
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