April 6 - London 2012 today signed-up its 28th domestic sponsor when they announced that Gymnova will be the Official Gymnastics Equipment Supplier and they will provide all the equipment needed for the gymnastics events at London 2012.

Gymnova is an approved supplier of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) and as well as providing equipment for the artistic, rhythmic and trampoline competitions, will also provide equipment for the training facilities.

Gymnova provided the equipment for last year’s World Championships, held at the O2 in London .
Gymnova is a core company within the French ABEO group.

As part of the deal, which sees Gymnova become a Tier Three sponsor, two of its sister companies in the group, O’Jump and ACMAN, will be providing the wrestling mats and podia for the staging of several sports.
Sebastian Coe, the London 2012 chairman, said: "This demonstrates the length and breadth of our commercial programme. 

"We’re now delving deep into the planning process and ensuring that we have the best sporting equipment for athletes both for competition and training, is a real priority for us. 

"It’s great to have a company like Gymnova on-board and we look forward to working with them to ensure that London 2012 is a fantastic experience for athletes as well as spectators."
Gymnova’s President, Olivier Estèves, is delighted that the company has been selected.

He said: "Gymnova have been supplying the gymnastics world with apparatus for over 30 years.

"To supply the world’s greatest sporting stage, the London Olympics, with all its gymnastics and trampolining needs is a fantastic honour.

"The selection of Gymnova helps underline the high regard the company, and its products, has within the Olympic movement and the International Gymnastics Federation.

Gymnova is the 15th Tier Three sponsor to sign-up with London 2012 and joins companies like Holiday Inn, John Lewis, Next and Ticketmaser.
Britain's world gymnastics champion Beth Tweddle, who is an ambassador for Gymnova, said: "This is great news.

"Last year the British team recorded the best results it has ever achieved at a World Championships - all on Gymnova apparatus.

"The opportunity to capitalise on this success and to focus on training on familiar apparatus has given us all a boost leading up to
London 2012."