FAIRFIELD, Conn.--29 June 2011-- GE (NYSE: GE) today announced an extension of its partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) beginning with the 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia and continuing with the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and through the 2020 Games. GE remains the exclusive provider of a wide range of innovative products, technology and services. GE's Olympic partnership first launched in January 2005 with high tech solutions provided for Torino 2006, Beijing 2008 and Vancouver 2010. GE is also a sponsor of the upcoming London 2012 Olympic Games.
"We are proud to be extending our partnership with the Olympic Movement for another eight years," said Jeff Immelt, Chairman and CEO, GE. "The Olympic Games provide a unique opportunity to showcase our innovative technologies and services. Hosting a successful Olympic Games is a transformational opportunity for every host city. We are committed to working with the IOC and the local Organizing Committees to deliver world-class infrastructure solutions and a sustainable legacy to future generations."
IOC President Jacques Rogge welcomed GE's continued commitment to the Olympic Movement. "GE is a leading organization, with innovation and sustainability at its core. Over the years, GE has become a vital part of the efforts to deliver sustainably responsible Olympic Games. We are delighted to continue our work with them."
Peter Foss, President, GE Olympic Sponsorship and Corporate Sales, said, "We value our relationship with the IOC and look forward to continuing our partnership in the Olympic Movement through 2020. From technology and solutions in infrastructure and transportation to energy and healthcare, we are committed to supporting host cities and countries in staging successful Olympic Games."
GE's Olympic sponsorship category includes energy generation systems; energy distribution systems; diagnostic imaging; monitoring and electronic medical records technology; lighting fixtures and systems; aircraft engines; rail transportation; water treatment facilities and services; and equipment and transportation management.
About GE and the Olympic Games
GE is the exclusive provider of a wide range of innovative products and services that are integral to staging a successful Olympic Games. GE works closely with host countries, cities and organizing committees to provide infrastructure solutions for Olympic venues including power, lighting, water treatment and transportation. GE also supplies local hospitals with diagnostic imaging equipment and healthcare IT solutions like ultrasound, MRI and electronic medical record technologies to help doctors treat athletes. For more information, please visit www.ge.com/olympicgames.
GE (NYSE: GE) is a diversified infrastructure, finance and media company taking on the world's toughest challenges. From aircraft engines and power generation to financial services, medical imaging, and television programming, GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs about 300,000 people worldwide. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.ge.com.
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