BMW Counts Down to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games with Unveiling of ‘BMW Performance Team’

Official Mobility Partner of Team USA to Provide Financial Support, Access to BMW Resources and Technologies.

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – July 27, 2011... In celebration of the one-year countdown to the London 2012 Olympic Games, BMW, the Official Mobility Partner of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), today announced the BMW Performance Team, an elite team of Olympic and Paralympic athletes and hopefuls. In the lead-up to the London 2012 Games, members of the BMW Performance Team will receive financial support as well as access to BMW resources and technologies as they strive for the opportunity to be the world’s greatest.

“As a company dedicated to performance and efficiency, we believe in and share many of the ideals of the Olympic Movement,” said Dan Creed, Vice President, Marketing, BMW of North America. “We are proud to welcome these extraordinary athletes to the BMW family and look forward to an exciting year of development ahead.”

Members of the BMW Performance Team include Ricky Berens (swimming), Matt Chrabot (triathlon), Bryan Clay (track & field), Natalie Coughlin (swimming), Janet Evans (swimming), April Holmes (Paralympic track & field), Jonathan Horton (gymnastics), Clay Johnson (sailing), Sanya Richards-Ross (track & field), and Mallory Weggemann (Paralympic swimming). Combined, members of the BMW Performance Team have amassed 12 Olympic gold medals, seven Olympic silver medals and seven Olympic bronze medals.

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