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  • Eleiko Named Official GC2018 Equipment Supplier


    09/07/17

    Eleiko, the leading provider of professional weightlifting and para powerlifting equipment is pleased to announce it has been selected as the official equipment supplier for the 2018 Commonwealth Games to be in held in Australia’s Gold Coast.

    In addition, we are thrilled to also enter into a sponsorship agreement with the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC).

    “Eleiko is delighted to have been selected as the official weightlifting equipment supplier and to support GOLDOC to deliver GC2018,” said Andreas Andrén, Eleiko Vice President International Sales.

    “We are committed to providing the athletes with the world’s best weightlifting and para powerlifting equipment and using our six decades of experience to help ensure the competitions are an enormous success.”

    Eleiko will supply the full range of equipment for the weightlifting and para powerlifting competition, as well as provide logistics support managing the installation and event tear down and provides event supervision.

    In addition to GC2018, the agreement covers providing equipment for the Oceania and Commonwealth Championships 2017, currently being held on the Gold Coast until 9 September.

    GOLDOC General Manager, Commercial, Cameron Murray said as the number one weightlifting equipment brand in the world, Eleiko, would ensure all athletes are competing on world class equipment.

    “With access to the very best equipment and a brand new facility at Carrara, athletes will be able to focus entirely on delivering their best performance when competing.

    “Fans will witness greatness, not only from the Australian athletes but competitors from across the Commonwealth, with some incredible athletic performances set to thrill spectators.

    “Weightlifting proved popular in the initial ticket request phase so we’re expecting an electric atmosphere across all sessions and the good news is there are still some tickets available,” said Mr Murray.

    GC2018 is the largest sporting event Australia will see this decade and the biggest sporting spectacular ever to be held on the Gold Coast. On 4 April 2018, over 6,600 athletes and team officials from 70 nations and territories will converge on the Gold Coast for an 11-day sporting and cultural event.

    With the proud support of close to 15,000 passionate and friendly volunteers, a spectacle of 18 sports and 7 para-sports will be contested and broadcast to a cumulative global audience of 1.5 billion.

    As the first regional Australian city to ever host a Commonwealth Games, the Gold Coast will celebrate a great Games in a great city leaving great memories and great benefits for all.

    “It is an honour to once again be part of the Commonwealth Games and support one of the biggest, most important and most prestigious multi-sport games in the world. We look forward to a fantastic 2018 Games in the Gold Coast,” said Mr Andrén.

    Eleiko has a long history of serving the Australian market, and we are excited to further this commitment with our support of the Gold Coast 2018 Games and a soon to be launched wholly owned Eleiko subsidiary in Australia.

    Weightlifting at GC2018

    Weightlifting will feature on the GC2018 sports program during the opening five days of competition from 5-9 April, while Para Powerlifting will be held on 10 April.

    Both sports will be held at the Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre, with tickets available on a first come, first served basis via gc2018.com/tickets.

    Weightlifting tickets are priced $40 for adults and $20 for children, while Para Powerlifting tickets are priced $30 for adults and $15 for children.

    For more information, please contact: 

    Email: media@goldoc.com
    Cobey Moore: +61 447 109 772
    Communication and Media Lead
    Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC)

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