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(from right) Norhan Ahmed Refai - Gerflor Country Manager, Husain Al Musallam - OCA Director General, Lionel Arlin - Gerflor Sports

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OCA Press Release: OCA and Gerflor sign 3 years strategic sponsor partnership

Date : 28 Mar 2018

Kuwait, March 28, 2018 : The Olympic Council of Asia and Gerflor, the French world renowned flooring company, signed a sponsorship agreement on Wednesday in Kuwait, for the period 2018-2020. The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) is the sporting authority controlling all sports in Asia and organizing in particular Asian Games, Asian Winter Games, Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, Asian Youth Games and Asian Beach Games. It is one of the five continental associations recognized by the IOC.

Gerflor is the world leader of sport floorings with 3 famous brands.

• Taraflex®, the leading brand at international sport events for the ITTF (table tennis), IHF (handball), FIVB (volleyball), IFF (floorball), FISU (WUC handball, badminton, futsal) and AFC (Asia futsal) and the World Para Volleyball partner. Taraflex is the official floor partner of the Asian Handball Federation (AHF)

• Sport Court®, the Official Basketball Court of FIBA 3x3 Basketball and World Para Volleyball partner.

• Connor Sports® (wooden floors), Official Technical Supplier of FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 and the Official Court of the NCAA® Men’s and Women’s Final Four®.

Gerflor is the world’s most used surface for all international events, recognized for its perfect playing performance and ability to be installed in record time while giving a strong design and corporate identity.

Gerflor provides flooring for the world’s nations and its products are known by players and coaches for their global sport performance. Gerflor is also recognized for its emphasis on innovation and development, which guarantees athletes the most outstanding and safest surface to play on.

Through this partnership, both organizations will mutually share their experiences. Gerflor will support OCA by bringing its worldwide events expertise, provide sport floors to emerging nations and contribute to promote the sport practise. OCA will help Gerflor to strengthen its current positions in Asian markets to become the solid sport floors benchmark.

Gerflor is the recommended sport floors company for the upcoming 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia and 2022 in Hanghzou and the SEA Games in the Philippines in 2019."Gerflors innovative and state-of-the-art flooring provides the OCA's competitions with the best surfaces for the world's top athletes to compete on at the highest level,” OCA Asian Games Department Director, Haider Farman said.

“The OCA is proud to become a partner with Gerflor, which will play a key role in the development of the Asian Sport events and looks ahead to important milestones including the Asian Games in Indonesia in August 2018. “Gerflor is proud to become the official OCA partner and to provide to all Asian Sport Family players, from beginners to seasoned professionals, the highest standards in safety and performance,” Gerflor Sport Federations and Events Manager Lionel Arlin said.

“Our teams are fully committed to assisting the OCA in its endeavor to promote the values of sport in general. We look forward to a fruitful partnership with a shared vision, and innovative products solutions.”




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