Mondo and European Athletics are pleased to announce the signing of a four-year partnership which sees the Italian company become the Green Inspiration partner of European Athletics and an Official Supplier for its main events where track and flooring is provided by the company.
European Athletics Green Inspiration brand was created in 2013 to associate initiatives that athletics' major event organisers implement to engage the public in locally-focused projects that promote both sustainability and the event. Project examples include protecting the environment, teaching good lifestyle habits, helping others get fit, physical education and promoting awareness about sustainability issues.
European Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen said: “We are aware of Mondo’s commitment to sustainability and that it designs products that are safe for athletes and the environment. We all have a responsibility to respect the environment and contribute to society.
“We aspire to organise sport events with a commitment to sustainability and a valued partner like Mondo will help us in our ambitions.”
MONDO Sport Division Manager Maurizio Stroppiana said: “We are proud of having designed and developed track surfaces that not only support athletes’ performances, but can actively contribute to the air quality of the athletic facilities, creating a better space both for training and competing.”
The first event with Mondo as Official Supplier was the Glasgow 2019 European Athletics Indoor Championships last weekend.
More than 600 athletes from 50 European Athletics Member Federation countries participated in the three-day event in Glasgow, making it one of the biggest sporting events ever to be held in this city.
The event was held at Glasgow’s Emirates Arena, which boasts a state-of-the-art variable banking hydraulic track installed in 2012 by Mondo.