The IOC Announces ANTA as Its Official Sportswear Uniform Supplier
(Lausanne Switzerland, 30 October 2019) On 29 October, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that ANTA has become its Official Sportswear Uniform Supplier till the end of 2022 at a signing ceremony at The Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland. The agreement, which includes apparel, shoes and accessories, will see ANTA supply the IOC Members and staff with sports apparel uniforms for the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020, the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 and the YOG Dakar 2022, as well as for the IOC administration’s needs in Lausanne. ANTA, which is also the official sports apparel partner of the Beijing 2022 Organising Committee, is the first Chinese supplier of sportswear uniforms to the IOC.
ANTA will supply the IOC Members and staff with sports apparel uniforms till the end of 2022.
ANTA Sports Products Limited, which was established in 1991, is one of the leading sportswear companies in China, and has been the official sports apparel partner of the Chinese Olympic Committee since 2009. The company also provided IOC uniforms for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 and the YOG Buenos Aires 2018.
During the signing ceremony, IOC President Thomas Bach said: “We are delighted to announce this long-term agreement with ANTA. We were very pleased by the excellent quality and designs of the uniforms delivered for PyeongChang 2018 and Buenos Aires 2018, and we have been very impressed by the professionalism, great service spirit and flexibility of the ANTA team.”
“ANTA is a strong partner of the Olympic Movement, and we thank it for its commitment to sport in China as well as its partnership with the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022. We look forward to wearing its uniforms with pride in Lausanne, Tokyo, Beijing and Dakar.”
Ding Shizhong, the Chairman of the Board and the CEO of ANTA Sports, said: “We feel honoured to work with the IOC. ANTA’s value of ‘Keep Moving’ echoes with the Olympic motto of ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’. We would take this opportunity to build a bridge that inspires broader exchanges and communication for Chinese culture and Olympic culture. As our brand grows in China and in the international arena, we will keep on promoting the Olympic spirit and culture in our markets by helping our consumers approach the charm of the Olympics in a more accessible way, and bring the transcendent sports spirit into everyone’s daily life.”
“This agreement marks a significant milestone for ANTA as the brand is an official partner of the Chinese Olympic Committee (COC) from 2009 to 2024, and of the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 and the Paralympic Winter Games.”
About the IOC
The International Olympic Committee is a not-for-profit independent international organisation made up of volunteers, which is committed to building a better world through sport. It redistributes more than 90 per cent of its income to the wider sporting movement, which means that every day the equivalent of USD 3.4 million goes to help athletes and sports organisations at all levels around the world.
About ANTA Sports
ANTA brand was established in 1991, while ANTA Sports Products Limited, a leading sportswear company in China, was listed on the Main Board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2007 (Stock code: 2020.HK). For many years, ANTA Sports has been principally engaging in the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of ANTA sportswear series to provide the mass market in China with professional sporting products including footwear, apparel and accessories. Its “Single-Focus, Multi-Brand, Omni-Channel” strategy has been fully implemented in recent years, with a focus on China’s sportswear market. By embracing an all-round brand portfolio including ANTA, FILA, DESCENTE, SPRANDI, KINGKOW, and KOLON SPORT, and by setting up an investor consortium to successfully acquire Amer Sports Corporation in 2019, a Finnish sportswear group that has internationally-recognized brands including Salomon, Arc’teryx, Peak Performance, Atomic, Suunto, Wilson and Precor etc. ANTA Sports aims to unlock the potential of both the mass and high-end sportswear markets.
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