The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced Asics as an official supplier until the end of 2020 in an agreement that will benefit a number of Para athletes and developing National Paralympic Committees (NPCs).
Going forward, Asics will supply official sportswear and shoes for the IPC and the Independent Paralympic Athletes Teams at official events. From 2019 this will extend to all officials of World Para Swimming, World Para Powerlifting and World Shooting Para Sport at major events, including the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
In addition, in a move that will benefit developing NPCs, Asics will supply competition kits for around 300 Para athletes for Tokyo 2020.
IPC President Andrew Parsons said: “This is an agreement that not only benefits the IPC and the summer World Para Sports, but the wider Paralympic Movement.
“We are particularly delighted at the commitment of Asics to support the Independent Paralympic Athletes team and a number of developing NPCs on the road to Tokyo 2020.”
Asics Chairman and CEO Motoi Oyama said: “We are thrilled to be able to support the International Paralympic Committee as an Official Supplier. Paralympians’ courage and determination give dreams and hope to people around the world. In addition to further promoting the Paralympics, we wish to promote awareness towards a better world, as well as the development of social infrastructure in order to realise a truly inclusive society. Through our efforts with the IPC, we aim to contribute to a healthy and sustainable society.”
Asics was founded upon a commitment to nurturing the world’s youth through sports in order to contribute to society. With a vision of “Create Quality Lifestyle through Intelligent Sport Technology”, Asics’ mission is to provide goods and services that promote healthy and fulfilling lifestyles throughout the world. Asics will also contribute to the IPC’s mission of creating a more inclusive society through Para sport.
Since September 2016 Asics has been the official supplier of World Para Athletics, an agreement that extends throughmthe end of 2020. Asics is also a Gold Partner of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.