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Fiat, Armani, Kinder and Banca Intesa among official sponsors of the Italian National Olympic Committee

Fiat, Armani, Kinder and Banca Intesa among official sponsors of the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) for “Casa Italia” at The QEIICC

Fiat Group Automobiles, Italian luxury brand EA7 Emporio Armani, Kinder and Banca Intesa will be official sponsors of the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) and their “Casa Italia” headquarters located at The Queen Elizabeth II Centre (QEIICC) for the duration of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.

The QEIICC will be transformed into “Casa Italia” in order to host the Italian delegation for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Intesa San Paolo will be the main sponsor of the Italian team for the London 2012 Olympics, and perhaps more importantly for a three year period (2012-2014), which will include some important dates in the Olympic calendar leading on from London 2012. The CONI president Gianni Petrucci commented that this sponsorship was due to the quality of the Italian team.

The Fiat vehicles, which will have a distinctive livery associated with CONI and the Games, will be kept available in front of the Centre to provide transport for the Italian athletes 24-hours a day. Fiat will also take an active part in various initiatives organised at Casa Italia throughout the Olympic period.

EA7 Emporio Armani is the sponsor and official outfitter of the Italian Olympic and Paralympic team. EA7 will have an onsite merchandise store as well as a hosting presence for all invited guests to the Centre.This project is the result of a collaborative agreement between the Armani Group and CONI and further validates Giorgio Armani’s close connection with the world of sport.

Kinder + Sport is the official sponsor of CONI and the Italian Olympic team. The Kinder + Sport project was developed by Ferrero to disseminate and promote sport as a healthy daily habit, especially among the youth.

Raffaele Pagnozzi General Secretary of CONI: “We are delighted to have so many famous worldwide brands supporting the Azzurri (the Italian Olympic team). The Azzurro team athletes will be the main ambassadors and communicators of “Made in Italy” and for this we must thank our partners who believed in and supported us. The Queen Elizabeth II Centre will breathe the scent of Italy.”

Sue Etherington, Commercial Director, The QEIICC said: “With under three months to go, we are working very closely with CONI, and the plans for transforming The QEIICC into Casa Italia are going well. It is very exciting to see the involvement of these high profile global brands with CONI and Casa Italia, and to work with them on their plans to transform the Centre into a unique Casa Italia for the London 2012 Games. We are delighted to be working with CONI and such prestigious International brands.”

The full list of sponsors is below:

• Banca Intesa- MAIN SPONSOR
• Kinder (Ferrero) – OFFICIAL SPONSOR
• Ministero Politiche Agricole (Ministry of Agriculture) –ISTITUTIONAL PARTNER

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