Indian Olympic Association today announced that Asia’s leading sports apparel brand Li-Ning would be the Indian team’s official sports apparel partner till Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. As part of the partnership Li-Ning will provide Indian athletes and officials with sports competition and training apparel, leisure wear and footwear for the Asian Games 2018, 2018 Summer Olympic Youth Games and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
On the new partnership, Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra, Indian Olympic Association President said, “We are pleased to announce Li-Ning as the official sports apparel partner of the Indian contingent until 2020 Olympic Games. This partnership represents the rising stature of Indian sports and at this crucial juncture to find a like-minded partner like Li-Ning gives us and our athletes a great boost.”
Mr. Rajeev Mehta, Indian Olympic Association Secretary General said, “We are extremely proud to partner with Li-Ning again and offer Indian athletes the best of sports apparel. Our partnership began with Rio 2016 Olympic Games and this time we are delighted to have them on board for long-term till 2020.”
Commenting on this association Mr. Mahender Kapoor, Managing Director Sunlight Sports Pvt Ltd said, “We, Li-Ning-Sunlight Sports, are excited and happy to join Indian Olympic Association as its official Sports Apparel partner for a period of nearly 3 years covering Asian Games 2018, 2018 Summer Olympic Youth Games and 2020 Olympic Games. Like we provided the comfort wear apparels and footwears to Indian athletes in 2016 Rio Olympics, we are fully committed at providing best quality and on-field comfort clothes to Indian athletes during these mega events. Li-Ning prides itself on bringing out the best potential in every athlete. The sponsorships will provide Indian athletes with a great opportunity to use best quality apparels and to push themselves even further.”
Li-Ning-Sunlight is also the official sports apparel partner for Asian Games-2018 Team Indonesia. Earlier, Li-Ning-Sunlight was the official sports apparel partner of the Indian contingent during Rio Olympics 2016. In the same year, the company provided sports competition and training apparel to the Indian contingent during Para Olympics, and also earlier Li-Ning-Sunlight sponsored Top Indian player PV Sindhu and K. Srikanth.
In addition to this LI-NING – SUNLIGHT has endorsed many international teams such as China Badminton National Team, Indonesia Badminton National team Singapore Badminton National team, Singapore Basketball Association , Chinese Basketball Association , Asian Basketball League , Australia Badminton National team, China Table Tennis National Team and many more.
It has also provided sponsorships for players, Basketball: Dwyane Wade , Evan Turner , Udonis Haslem, C.J McCollum. Badminton: Chenlong, Tontowi Ahmad, Liliyana Natsir, Mohammad Ahsan, and also Indian players including Ajay Jayaram, P Kashyap, Jwala Gutta and many more Table Tennis: Ma Long, Ding Ning, Lin Gaoyuan and Wang Liqin.