BP Egypt to support Egyptian Olympic and Paralympic National Teams in 2012 London Games

BP, the Official Oil and Gas Partner for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, has announced the signing of agreements with the Egyptian Olympic Committee and the Egyptian Paralympic Committee to support the national team and selected athletes in the run up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, commemorating nearly half a century of successful activities in Egypt. Noteworthy that BP provides advanced fuels and lubricants for the 4,000 official Games vehicles, LPG for catering and car washing facilities.

A signing ceremony was held in BP Egypt’s premises where BP senior management celebrated BP Egypt’s role as the official oil and gas partner of the Egyptian Olympic Committee and Egyptian Paralympic Committee. During the ceremony, BP Egypt also signed rights agreements with six Egyptian Athlete Ambassadors for the London 2012 Games.

BP Egypt is supporting the following Egyptian Olympic athletes:

Aya Medany –  Modern Pentathlon

Hesham Mesbah – Judo

Tarek Yehya – Weightlifting.

In addition BP Egypt is providing support to the following Egyptian Paralympic athletes:

Mustafa Fathallah – Athletics

Ibrahim Ahmed – Athletics

Fatma Omar – Weightlifting.

Hesham Mekawi, Regional President of BP Egypt, said during the signing ceremony, “At this truly unique moment in our country’s history, we are delighted to be supporting the Egyptian Olympic and Egyptian Paralympic Committees and our Egyptian athletes as they head for the Games. It will be an exciting time for the entire nation as we watch the progress the Egyptian athletes make in their efforts to bring home medals.”  He added, “We are confident that this special partnership helps us to develop even stronger links with our community and partners.”

“This is the first time, since the establishment of the Egyptian Olympic Committee in 1910 that we partner with an oil and gas company, and for us this partnership with BP Egypt is very significant,” said Mr. Mahmoud Ahmed Ali, Chairman of the Egyptian Olympic Committee.

Dr. Ashraf Marie, Chairman of the Egyptian Paralympic Committee said, “I’m proud of this partnership with BP Egypt, and the entire Egyptian Paralympic Committee believes this partnership will help all our Paralympic athletes.”

Amwal Al Ghad

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