International Olympic Committee (IOC) has selected Audi to be their new automobile suppliers. The automobile majors will be supplying a fleet of vehicles in Lausanne besides catering to all international IOC events with top Audi models in attendance. The contract is for a period of 4 years and will be in effect till the end of 2016.
Audi will be supplying over 40 cars to IOC in Lausanne which will consist of Audi’s entire model range right from the Audi A1 to Audi A8L besides their two hybrids Q5 and A8. Audi will also be supplying vehicles to IOC sessions to be held in Buenos Aires in September. Audi is a part of the Volkswagen Group which has been closely associated with Olympics in the past as well. In 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, VW was official vehicle partner and will again play the same role at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.
Audi replaces Mercedes Benz who has been official vehicle suppliers to IOC since 1991. Alongside Audi as vehicle suppliers, Nike has been selected as official sportswear suppliers for the period 2013 to 2016 taking the place of Japanese firm Mizuno, who have been IOC partners since 1995.