Rio Olympics 2016: IOA announces Li Ning as its official kitting partner

New Delhi, Aug 3: Indian Olympic Association today announced Li Ning as its official kitting partner for the Rio Olympics beginning on August 5.

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All the Indian athletes and officials representing the country in the Rio Olympics will be seen in the Li Ning kits. [Full list of Indian athletes for Rio Olympics 2016]

Indian Olympians along with IOA officials

Li Ning has produced more than 15000 items of apparels including travel kits, playing kits, shoes, trolley bags, shoulder bags for more than 200 athletes and officials.

The travel and playing kits have already been handed over to the Indian athletes and officials before they departed for Rio.

While preparing playing kits for Indian athletes, Li Ning has kept in mind fabric weight and thickness to enhance performance functionality depending on their needs, a release said.

Welcoming Li Ning on board, IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta said, "I would like to welcome LI-NING on board as our kitting partner. They have done a great job in delivering good quality kits to our athletes. The excellent quality of kits will add confidence in our athletes while they compete in this mega event beginning from 5 August. I am sure our athletes will come back with more medals this time."

Mahender Kapoor, MD Sunlight Sports Pvt. Ltd -- the exclusive distributor for Li-Ning in India -- said, "We have provided best apparels of international standards to our Indian athletes and officials for Rio Olympics. We want them to perform well and bring back more medals this time. This partnership is just a beginning for us, we are looking at a long term association with the Indian Olympic Association and Indian sports."


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