On 17th of May 2022, a four–year Partnership Agreement with the athletics equipment manufacturer Polanik. The Partnership Agreement covers the period of 2023 – 2026.
A signing ceremony took place in the European Athletics Headquarters in Lausanne with European Athletics President Dobromir Karamarinov, European Athletics CEO Christian Milz and Polanik President Dariusz Szczepanik the signatories to the contract.
Polanik will have the status of being a Preferred Supplier of European Athletics in the product category of ‘athletics equipment & implements’ and will be elevated to Official Supplier at European Athletics events where Polanik equipment is provided to the related Local Organising Committee and used at that competition.
The picture is showing Christian Milz – European Athletics CEO (on the left), Dobromir Karamarinov – European Athletics President (in the middle) and Dariusz Szczepanik – Polanik President (on the right).
Photo: European Athletics
The 10 European Athletics events covered by the agreement signed on Tuesday are:
- 2024 and 2026 European Athletics Championships
- 2023 and 2025 European Athletics Indoor Championships
- 2023 and 2025 European Athletics Team Championships 1st Division
- 2023 and 2025 European Athletics U-23 Championships
- 2023 and 2025 European Athletics U-20 Championships
“ – I am very pleased that European Athletics and Polanik will be working together from the start of next year. Polanik was founded in 1966 and has a great history of involvement in athletics and outstanding heritage within our sport” – commented President Karamarinov. He added that he welcomed Polanik into the European Athletics family and would like to think this would be the start of a long relationship similar to that we have with many of our other partners.
“ – On the one hand, signing the partnership agreement with European Athletics is the crowning moment of the 55 years of Polanik history, and on the other hand it is the challenge for the future and motivation for further development. I would like to thank European Athletics for the trust. We feel proud of cooperating with such a prestigious organisation and honoured to be in the group of its illustrious partners” – said Polanik President Dariusz Szczepanik.
Polanik will join the commercial programme of European Athletics in 2023, together with the confirmed partnerships of SPAR, Toyo Tires and Le Gruyère as Official Partners, as well as Eurovision as the Broadcast Partner.
European Athletics is the continental governing body for the sport of athletics. Founded in 1970, the organisation is responsible for the international administration of the sport across 51 Member Federations and staging many of Europe’s most important athletics competitions, including the European Athletics Championships and European Athletics Indoor Championships.