S.C. Johnson signs deal with Rio 2016 Olympics SC Johnson’s OFF! brand, a widely-used repellent in Brazil, will have an official role at the games that begin Aug. 5, with thousands of bottles distributed to athletes, staff and volunteers as part of the agreement, according to a company statement. Several athletes, including some of the world’s most well-known golfers, have pulled out of the competition citing concerns about Zika, even after the World Health Organization said the risk of catching the virus during Rio’s winter months was low.
Airbnb sponsors Rio 2016 Olympics RIO DE JANEIRO Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:34pm EDT RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Online home-rental marketplace Airbnb Inc has won a bid to provide rooms for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, as the city scrambles to accommodate visiting fans and athletes, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters.
361 Degrees International signs deal with Rio 2016 Olympics RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- Chinese sports apparel maker 361will be the official uniform supplier for the Rio 2016 Olympics, organizers said on Wednesday.The company will provide more than 106,500 uniforms to technical staff, volunteers, test event personnel and torch relay participants, according to a statement on the Rio 2016 website."With the responsibility of supplying uniforms to the volunteers and staff, which are extremely important groups for us and for the staging of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, we are confident that 361 will do a great job in our challenge of delivering excellent and memorable games," said Rio 2016 President Carlos Nuzman.Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.The Chinese firm's CEO, Ding Wuhao, said production of the uniforms would begin in 2015."Our group has long been seeking a partnership and there couldn't be a better time to achieve this goal," Wuhao said. "This is a milestone in our history and we are very happy that everyone will have the opportunity to get to know our brand and products in the country."Founded in 2003, 361 sponsored the Guangzhou 2010 and Incheon 2014 Asian Games, and the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games.