|The British Olympic Association (BOA) today unveiled DHL, the global leader in express and logistics, as the Official Team GB Logistics Partner for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. …Â
DHL will transport over eight tonnes of the GB teamâ€™s supplies and equipment nearly 5,500 miles by air and ocean freight from Stockport in the UK to the Olympic Village in to Sochi.
With operations in over 220 countries and territories, DHL has long been a pioneer in global transportation and has unparalleled expertise in delivering global, high-impact, sporting events.
â€œDHL is recognised as a world leader in logistics and to have their support of Team GB in Sochi isÂ invaluable.â€ said Bill Sweeney, Chief Executive Officer of the British Olympic Association.
â€œEnsuring that over eight tonnes of the team inventory is delivered to Sochi on time is a crucial element of our operation and I am confident that with DHLâ€™s support our athletes will have everything they need to perform at their very bestâ€.
â€œWe are delighted to welcome DHL to the British Olympic family.â€
Phil Couchman, CEO of DHL Express in the UK & Ireland commented:Â â€œDHL has a strong heritage and association with international sport at the very highest level. Logistics is one partnership that is crucial for any sport, and as a trusted provider for some of the biggest events in the world, weâ€™re very proud to be supporting Team GB at Sochi.â€
â€œThis is a complex, large-scale operation and weâ€™ll do whatever it takes to ensure the athletes have everything they need for a successful Games.â€
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