Global nutrition company Herbalife will be the official sponsor of the Costa Rican, Israeli, Italian and Vietnam National Olympic Committees all traveling to the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympic Games.
Herbalife will also support more than 50 athletes and 19 Paralympians from over 16 countries. These Olympic athletes will compete in sports including gymnastics, swimming, and track and field, representing some of the following countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Guatemala, Panama, Peru, Israel, India, Italy, Uruguay, UK and Vietnam.
Herbalife adds that its full range of sports nutrition products is backed by science and used by more than 190 of its sponsored athletes around the world. Many of its sponsored teams also benefit from Herbalife’s nutrition scientists who spend time with athletes educating them on the important role good nutrition plays in sports performance.
“Sports and encouraging a healthy, active lifestyle are a key part of our overall mission and we are honoured to sponsor several National Olympic Committees and dozens of athletes,” said Michael Johnson, Chairman and CEO of Herbalife. “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.”
As part of Herbalife’s commitment to helping its athletes succeed, each athlete will receive sports nutrition products and access to Herbalife’s team of sports nutrition scientists. This includes a personalized nutrition package designed by Dr Dana Ryan, Herbalife’s sports and nutrition scientist, providing tips as to how each athlete can optimize their post-performance recovery.
Herbalife’s involvement with the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympic Games includes the following:
Herbalife is the Official Supplier of the Costa Rican Olympic Team. As part of its involvement with Herbalife, athletes will have access to Herbalife’s full suite of nutrition products and training support from Herbalife’s global team of sports nutrition scientists.
Herbalife is the Official Nutrition Partner of the Israeli Olympic Committee for Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020. As part of the agreement, Israeli athletes will also be provided with Herbalife nutritional products and have access to Herbalife’s full team of sports nutrition scientists.
For Italy, Herbalife24 is the Official Supplier of the Italian Olympic Team for sports supplements, and will provide Herbalife24 products. The team also has complete access to Dr Ryan for nutrition consultations.
The newest agreement is with the Vietnam National Olympic Committee, with Herbalife serving as the designated team’s Official Nutrition Sponsor. This marks the continuation of Herbalife’s nutrition sponsorship for Vietnam’s Olympic athletes, as well as the company’s inaugural sponsorship of the country’s Paralympic athletes. The teams will have access to Herbalife’s nutrition products, sports nutrition consulting and training.
The Herbalife member community plans to host viewing parties at their local nutrition clubs to cheer on sponsored athletes.
Herbalife is a global nutrition company. Its nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through dedicated Independent Herbalife Members in more than 90 countries.
The company supports the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and its Casa Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. It also sponsors more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, LA Galaxy and champions in many other sports.
The company has over 8,000 employees worldwide, and its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HLF) with net sales of US$4.5 billion in 2015.