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The biggest sponsors of the Olympic Games

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The Olympic Games is an international platform through which sponsors reach billions of people in over 200 countries. We take a look at the top sponsors of Rio 2016 that provide products and services for the event.

Coca-Cola

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The leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of non-alcoholic drinks has been sponsoring the global event ever since the 1928 Games in Amsterdam, and is a partner of the Olympic torch relay. The company is committed to supporting the Olympic Movement until 2020.

Atos

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The digital services company became the official information technology partner of the Olympic Games in 2001, providing integration and system management services. In 2014, the International Olympic Committee extended the partnership through to 2020. 

Bridgestone

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The leading tire and rubber company signed an agreement in 2014 to become the official worldwide Olympic partner until the 2024 Olympic Games. The Japanese company supplies tires and related services to support the transport operations during the Games.

Dow

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The chemical manufacturing giant became the official chemistry company of the Olympic Games in 2010 and are committed to support the movement until 2020. Dow provides critical infrastructure and specialty products to the host countries to offer sustainable and innovative solutions to athletes and spectators alike.

GE

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The multinational conglomerate has sponsored the Games since 2005, and is committed to support it until 2020. The company has partnered in over 1,000 infrastructure projects so far, including advanced energy systems, lighting, water treatment technology, and state-of-the-art diagnostic facilities for athletes.  

McDonald's

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The retail food chain has been the official restaurant sponsor since 1976, and are committed to remain so until 2020. Beside providing nourishment to athletes, delegates, and visitors, through its Olympic Crew Program, the company gives its staff a lifetime opportunity to work at the great games.   

Omega

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The Swiss manufacturer and distributor of watches has been the official timekeeper since the Los Angeles Games in 1932, and became a worldwide partner in 2004. The company, which provided the 2012 London Games with 450 official timekeepers and 400 tonnes of equipment, is committed to the Olympic Partner Programme until 2020.

Panasonic

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The multinational electronics corporation got involved with the Olympic Games in 1984 in Los Angeles, and became a Worldwide Olympic Partner in 1987. It supplies cutting-edge audio-visual equipment to the host cities to bring the magic of the Games to billions around the world. Panasonic is committed to be a partner until 2016. 

P&G

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The personal care and health products company became a major sponsor at the 2012 London Games. The company partners with national Olympic committees in countries around the world and is committed to raise $25 million for youth sports during their sponsorship period until 2020. 

Samsung

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The electronics giant first became a global partner during the 1998 Winter Games in Nagano, and are committed to remain so until 2016. It provides a proprietary communication platform known as Wireless Olympic Works, which allows the Olympic family and the public worldwide to receive latest info about the Games. 

Toyota

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In 2015, the International Olympic Committee announced the leading Japanese automobile manufacturer's joining the Olympic Movement through to 2024, in the mobility category. The company provides sustainable mobility solutions for intelligent transport and urban traffic systems during the Games.

Visa

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The world's leading payment brand has been a Worldwide Olympic Partner since 1986. The company implements and manages the entire payment infrastructure during the Olympics, and Visa International is the only card accepted at the Games through 2020.

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