Photo: Maraca Stadium, Brazil’s famed soccer stadium, will host the opening and closing ceremonies of the Rio 2016 Olympics.
In the lead up to the 2016 Olympic Games, coming to Rio de Janeiro this summer, health supplements maker Herbalife has signed on as official nutrition sponsor of four National Olympic Committees.
The California-based company said it will sponsor Olympians and Paralympians representing Costa Rica, Israel, Italy and Vietnam. The terms of each agreement vary, but across the board Herbalife will supply athletes with sports nutrition products and training from its team of nutrition scientists.
In addition to its involvement at the national level, Herbalife is backing a number of individual athletes headed to Rio, including more than 50 Olympians and 19 Paralympians representing 16 countries. As a result of partnering with the company, each athlete will receive a personalized nutrition package designed by Dana Ryan, Ph.D., Herbalife’s Manager of Sports Performance and Education, as well as access to ongoing nutrition consulting.
“The spirit behind the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympic Games is all about hard-working athletes pursuing their dreams of competitive excellence, and we are proud to help these athletes optimize their nutrition and post-performance recovery,” said Michael Johnson, Chairman and CEO of Herbalife.
When the athletes converge upon Rio in August, Herbalife members around the world will host viewing parties at their local nutrition clubs to cheer on the company’s sponsored competitors.