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Woolworths proud supporters of the Australian Teams at Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games

24 October 2018

Wednesday, 24 October 2018: Woolworths is set to continue its partnership with Aussie sporting teams on the global stage, announcing that it has come on board as Official Supermarket and Fresh Food supporter of the Australian Teams at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The Tokyo Olympic Games will take place between 24 July – 9 August 2020, while the Tokyo Paralympic Games will be held between 25 August – 6 September 2020.

Woolworths Director of Marketing Andrew Hicks said; “We have a long tradition of supporting events that engage the Australian community and we’re proud to continue our association with the Australian Teams into 2020, following our initial partnerships at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

“Eating fresh and healthy food is the cornerstone to an athlete’s success and we are excited to inspire the next generation of Australian sporting champions.

“Australians can expect Woolworths stores right across the country, together with their local communities, to support and celebrate our Olympic and Paralympic Teams on their journey to, and in Tokyo.”

AOC Chief Executive Officer Matt Carroll AM said: "This is an incredibly valuable partnership for the Australian Olympic Committee as we look forward to Tokyo 2020.

“Our Olympic athletes dedicate themselves to being the best they can be. Thanks to the support of great Australian companies like Woolworths, they can unleash their passion in the cauldron of Olympic competition.

Every athlete has a story and making the Australian Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020 is an exciting new chapter. Our partnership with Woolworths can bring these stories to life in a way that makes every Australian proud."

APC Chief Executive Lynne Anderson said: “After welcoming Woolworths into the Australian Paralympic family for the first time in the lead-up to Rio 2016, we couldn't be prouder to know Woolworths are once again right behind the APC and the Australian Paralympic Team on our journey to Tokyo 2020.

“In an important era for Paralympic sport, Woolworths has shown a great devotion to helping us strengthen the Australian Paralympic movement and provide more opportunities for Australians to engage with our incredible Para-athletes. The potential of our Australian Paralympic Team and this partnership to make a positive difference is very exciting.”

Further details on Woolworths partnership of the Australian Teams at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be revealed closer to the event.

Woolworths is also a proud partner of the Cricket Australia Junior Pathway Program, Netball Australia, the AFL and Surfing Australia.

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