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ABEO, a world leader in sports and leisure equipment, announces that its brand Entre-Prises has been designated official equipment supplier of the bouldering, lead and speed climbing walls for all the sport climbing events included for the first time at the Youth Olympic Games to be held in Buenos Aires from October 6-18, 2018.
The event, promoted by the International Olympic Committee (COI), gathers young athletes aged between 15 and 18. It is held every four years; it has two editions, winter and summer, which are held every two years alternately.
Sport Climbing is one of the four sports that were included in the Buenos Aires 2018 sport programme, two years ahead of its inclusion in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
Backed by a long-standing relation with the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) as an exclusive partner for providing climbing walls, the expertise of Entre-Prises will be on display for all rounds of the sport climbing action included for the first time at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games: bouldering, lead and speed, each with different technicalities all mastered by Entre-Prises.
Besides, since its inception, Entre-Prises has been committed to bringing climbing to everyone. In line with this mission, the climbing walls will continue to be used after the Youth Olympic Games for the development of sport climbing in Argentina and throughout South America. The Federación Argentina de Ski y Andinismo (FASA) and the IFSC will work jointly on establishing a world-class climbing centre for international and local competitions, high-end training of athletes and enjoyment by the surrounding communities to continue the legacy of the Youth Olympic Games beyond 2018.
ABEO Group CEO Olivier Estèves said: “With more than 30 years of experience in the industry, providing climbing structures and training devices of the highest quality, we are extremely proud to see our expertise recognised once again, via this Olympic stage.”
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|ABEO is a major player in the sports and leisure (“sportainment”) market. The Group posted revenue of €167 million for the year ended 31 March 2017, 70% of which was generated outside France. At year-end it had 1,200 employees.
ABEO is a designer, manufacturer and distributor of sports and leisure equipment. It also provides assistance in implementing projects to professional customers in the following sectors: specialised sports halls and clubs, leisure centres, education, local authorities, construction professionals, etc.
ABEO has a unique global offering, and operates in a wide variety of market segments, including gymnastics apparatus and landing mats, team sports equipment, physical education, climbing walls, leisure equipment and changing room fittings. The Group has a portfolio of strong brands which partner sports federations and are featured at major sporting events, including the Olympic Games.
ABEO (ISIN code: FR0013185857, ABEO) is listed on Euronext Paris – Compartment C.
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