BG – ITU Global Partnership

BG – ITU Global Partnership

By ITU Admin on 07/01/08 at 12:00 am

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) today announced that its current global partnership with natural gas company BG Group will end in December 2008, although some regional partnerships within BG countries of operation will continue.

Les McDonald, President, International Triathlon Union thanked BG Group for their support:

We have had a great partnership with BG Group that has helped increase the development and commercial success of the sport around the globe.  Were proud of what we have achieved together, particularly the establishment of a global Sport Development programme which has helped hundreds of young athletes and coaches from around the world.
Les McDonald, Presidente de la Unin Internacional de Triatln agradeci al grupo BG su apoyo:

ITU and BG Group will continue to work together for the remainder of the year as BG maintains title sponsor of the World Cup Series, the World Championships and the Sport Development programme.

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About International Triathlon Union

The International Triathlon Union was founded in 1989 in Avignon, France and now has over 120 affiliated national federations around the world.  Triathlon was awarded Olympic programme status in 1994 and ITU is the youngest Summer Olympic International Federation.  For further information visit www.triathlon.org


About the BG Group

BG Group pic is a global natural gas business.  Active on five continents in over 25 countries, it operated four business segments Exploration and Production, LNG, Transmission and Distribution and Power.  BG Group seeks to support the social and economic development of the communities where it does business by providing structured funding for community initiatives that match its skills transfer theme.  For more information visit www.bg-group.com

BG Groups sponsorship portfolio is called Energy for Life.  The partnership with the International Triathlon Union is one of four that make up the Energy for life portfolio.  For further information visit www.bg-group.com/about/sponsorship.htm

La Unin Internacional de Triatln (ITU) ha anunciado hoy que la actual asociacin con la compaa de gas natural Grupo BG finalizar en Diciembre del 2008, aunque algunos patrocinios regionales dentro de pases donde opera el grupo BG continuarn.

Hemos tenido una gran asociacin con el Grupo BG que ha ayudado a incrementar el desarrollo y el xito comercial del deporte por todo el mundo. Estamos orgullosos de lo que hemos alcanzado juntos, particularmente el establecimiento de un programa para el Desarrollo Global deportivo lo cual ha ayudado a cientos de jvenes atletas y entrenadores de todo el mundo.

La ITU y el Grupo BG continuarn trabajando juntos el resto del ao patrocinando las series de la Copa del Mundo, los Campeonatos del Mundo y el Programa para el Desarrollo Deportivo.

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Acerca de la Unin Internacional de Triatln

La Unin Internacional de Triatln fue fundada en 1989 en Avignon, Francia y ahora tiene ms de 120 federaciones nacionales afiliadas en todo el mundo. En 1994 le concedieron el estatus de programa Olmpico y la ITU es la Federacin Internacional Olmpica ms joven.

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