The Olympic Games are known as the foremost athletic competition in the world. Over the years, The Olympics have allowed athletes to show off their strength and skills. With more than 200 countries participating the multisport event will bring people together with a competitive spirit. This universal sports event takes place every four years, alternating every two years with the Summer and Winter Olympic Games.
Since the modern Olympics from 1896, two countries are chosen to host the Summer and Winter games through bidding. Hosting the Olympics is a big thing for every country as they receive worldwide attention from the presentation period until the sports event gets over. This time around Tokyo, Japan was given the privilege to be the host for the XXXII Summer Olympiad in 2020.
However, because of the Covid 19 Pandemic across the world, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics was postponed to be held from 23rd July to 8th August 2021. Japan is said to have spent an estimated $26 billion to host the 2020 Summer Olympics, this includes an additional $2.7 billion that the country spent on the losses due to the postponement.
A total of 11,500 athletes from 205 countries are expected to be competing, with the attendance of 79,000 overseas officials, journalists, and support staff for the 2020 Summer Olympics. The games will consist of 339 events in 33 different sports, which will be held in 42 venues across Japan. Four new sports are Karate, sports climbing, surfing, and skateboarding will be making their debuts at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
While games like Baseball and softball are part of the Olympics again for the first time since 2008. The tickets for the Olympics Opening Ceremony are estimated to cost between the range of $112 and $2,808, with over 4.5 million tickets being sold to Japanese residents. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics is also said to be the most sustainable Olympics as it has made many attempts to promote the recycling of waste.
For example, over 5000 medals were made of recycled mobile phones, while the podiums for the games were made from recycle plastic recovered from the oceans. The IOC (International Olympic Committee) is thought to make over 70% of its money from broadcasting rights and over 18% from sponsorship.
How do the Global Olympic sponsorships work
Worldwide Olympic Partners
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Gold Partners
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Official Partners
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Official Supporters
Top countries and their main sponsors
Frequently Asked Questions
How do the Global Olympic sponsorships work
The IOC and the Olympics are funded by 4 main tiers of sponsors, which are the Worldwide Olympic Partners, Tokyo 2020 Olympic Gold Partners, Tokyo 2020 Olympic Official Partners, and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Official Supporters. Besides that, every participating country has its own sponsors and athletes also sign separate deals for themselves.
There are 14 Worldwide Olympic Partners that are locked into multi-year contracts, while the other lower-level sponsors are usually companies based in the host country which is Japan this time. Being a sponsor to the Olympics brings about a huge advantage in terms of marketing for these big companies.
The 14 main worldwide partners of Olympics (Coca-Cola, Airbnb, Alibaba, Atos, Bridgestone, Dow, GE, Intel, Omega, Panasonic, Procter and Gamble, Visa, Samsung, and Toyota) get their entire product categories to themselves. These companies usually take their products and staff to the Olympics and also launch massive multimedia marketing campaigns using the famous Olympic logo.
Depending on which of the four tiers the companies are in sponsoring in they will be allowed to use Tokyo 2020's Olympic and Paralympic designations and imagery, including emblems, mascots, and slogans. According to media sources, The IOC had arranged over $2 billion from global sponsors for this quadrennium (four-year package for partnering), with the addition of $3.3 billion or so from the nearly 70 Japanese domestic sponsors.
Worldwide Olympic Partners
Coca-cola is a leading beverage company that manufactures carbonated soft drink that is sold in more than 200 countries and territories. According to Interbrand’s study on the “best global brand”, Coca-cola was ranked sixth most valuable brand in 2020. The beverage giant is known to sell over 1.8 billion company beverage servings each day.
Coca-Cola was the first commercial sponsor of the Olympic Games back in 1929 and has since then been an Olympic sponsor. The company has been the longest-standing partner of the Olympics and has sponsored every edition of the Olympic Games.
One of the most popular Coca-Cola x Olympic ad campaigns was in the Summer Olympics in Rio in 2016, where the company reached 500 million social media impressions for its #ThatsGold campaign.
Airbnb as in “Air Bed and Breakfast”, is an American company that provides an online marketplace for lodging, homestays for vacation rentals, and other tourism activities. Airbnb has its headquarters in San Francisco, California, and is a platform that lets property owners rent out their spaces to travelers looking for a place to stay.
The company was started in 2007 and has since then grown to 4 million hosts who have travelers in their homes. The company first partnered with the Olympics in 2019 and has since then allocated over 440 million of the overall sponsorship to direct support for athletes. The Airbnb partnership with the IOC and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is said to last for nine years which will include five Olympic and Paralympics.
Alibaba is a Chinese multinational conglomerate that specializes in the industries such as e-commerce, internet, retail, and technology. The company provides services like electronic payment, shopping search engines is acclaimed for its cloud computing services, and is the fifth largest AI Company. According to Forbes, Alibaba is among the ten most valuable corporations and the 31st largest company in the world in 2020.
Alibaba became an Olympics Worldwide partner in 2017 and has since then helped the IOC in transforming the Olympic Games for the digital era. The company has so far, come up with a suite of Cloud-based and AI-powered solutions that have made the digital transformation for the Olympic Games in a way that benefits fans, spectators, athletes, venues, and organizers.
Atos is a global leader in Information Technology services and consulting with headquarters in Bezons, France. The company has an annual revenue of around $12 billion with over 110,000 employees in 73 countries worldwide. Atos specializes in sectors such as transactional services, unified communications, cloud, High-Performance Computing, and Digital Workplace, big data, and cybersecurity services.
Atos has been a part of the Olympic movement since 1989 and became its worldwide partner in 2001 and has since then supported every Olympic Games.
As the IT partner of the games, the role of the company is to ensure the Olympic Games are fully connected, secure, and digitally enabled. Over the years, Atos has continuously used its cloud-based platform in order to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and most importantly minimize the environmental footprint of the Olympics and Paralympics.
Bridgestone is the world’s largest tyres and rubber manufacturer with its headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. The company has over 144, 000 employees around the world and is available in 150 plus countries. Besides tyres, Bridgestone is also known to be an industry leader in a broad range of industrial products, building products and sporting goods.
As of 2018, the company has 181 production facilities in 24 countries. Bridgestone has been a worldwide partner to the Olympics in 2014, since then the company has provided its leading products and services such as tyres, automotive vehicle services, self-propelled bicycles, among others in support of the athletes and staging of the Olympic Games.
Dow is the third largest chemical producer in the world, with its headquarters in Michigan, US. The company operates in 113 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and has over 37,000 around the world. Dow specializes in producing Chemicals, raw materials, and compounds used across selected industries. The company became an Olympics worldwide partner in 2010.
The company has played an important part in improving the sustainability of the Olympic Games so far. The successful carbon mitigation programs implemented by the company and the Organizing Committees of the Olympic Winter Games Sochi in 2014 and the Olympic Games Rio in 2016, helped in mitigating harmful emissions and balancing the IOC’s footprint to create a positive carbon legacy worldwide.
General Electric Company
GE or General Electric Company is an American conglomerate that is dedicated to innovating in the sectors of energy, health, transportation, aviation, power, renewable energy, digital industry, locomotives, finance, venture capital, and infrastructure. The company has its headquarters in New York, Boston and operates in over 100 countries with over 300,000 employees worldwide.
GE became an official Olympic worldwide partner in 2005. The company is known to closely work with the host countries for organizing committees that provide infrastructure solutions for Olympic venues including power, lighting, water treatment, and transportation. GE also supplies the host cities with diagnostic equipment and healthcare technology solutions that will help doctors treat athletes during the games.
Intel is another global leader in manufacturing essential products and technologies such as motherboard chipsets, integrated circuits, flash memory, graphics chips, embedded processors, among others. The company has its headquarters in Santa Clara, California, and has over 106,000 employees across its 600 facilities present in 63 countries.
Intel became the Olympics worldwide partner in 2017 and has since then played a vital role in advancing the Olympic Games experience for fans around the world with its innovative technology. The company has helped the games in the categories of 5G technology platforms, VR, 3D and AI platforms, sports performance platforms, drones, processors, and more.
Omega is a Swiss luxury watchmaker which has its headquarters in Bienne, Switzerland. Omega is a subsidiary of the Swiss Swatch Group. The company is known for its high precision and standard of precision and has a tradition of excellence in watchmaking.
This is why the company is the official timekeeper of the Olympic Games since 1932. The company is the worldwide Olympic partner up till the 2032 Olympic Games. Since 1932, Omega has served as the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games on 28 occasions.
Panasonic is a leading electronics company that has its headquarters in Osaka, Japan. The company offers a wide variety of services in categories of Audio, Television, Video equipment, including Car Navigation, and Multimedia Products. It manufactures products like rechargeable batteries, automotive and avionics systems, and industrial systems.
Panasonic has been a worldwide partner of Olympic since 1987. The company has so far provided the games with state-of-the-art digital audio and video equipment like a flat-screen TV, digital video camera, DVD recorder, and professional audio/video equipment. The company has been able to deliver the sights and sounds of the Olympics from the field to the spectators through its large on-site video screens and professional audio systems.
Procter & Gamble
Procter & Gamble also known as P&G is a multinational consumer goods company that has its headquarters based in Cincinnati, Ohio. The company offers a variety of different products such as personal health/consumer health, personal care, and hygiene products, beauty products, Grooming, Baby and family care products among others.
P&G has over 135,000 employees and is available in over 80 countries. Procter & Gamble has become a worldwide partner of Olympic in 2010, since then the company has helped the Olympics in the category of personal care and household products.
Samsung is a Korean conglomerate with its headquarters in Samsung Town, Seoul. As of 2020, the company is known to have the 8th highest global brand value. It also is currently a leader in the industries of food processing, textiles, insurance, securities, and retail. Samsung is one of the top smartphone producers in the world. In 2016, the company shipped more than 306 million units of electronic gadgets worldwide.
The company has been a sponsor for the Olympics since the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Samsung has since then a meaningful connection through innovative technologies. For the last 30 years, Samsung has helped evolve the games in the categories of wireless communications equipment and computing equipment category.
Toyota is one of the largest automobile manufacturers and had sold over 10 million vehicles in over170 countries. According to Forbes, Toyota is the 10th largest company in the world in terms of its gross revenue in 2019. The company has its headquarters in Aichi, Japan, and is known to have over 370,000 employees worldwide.
Toyota is the first-ever mobility worldwide partner for the Olympics in 2015. The company has helped the games in the sector of vehicles, mobility support robots, and mobility services. It also helps IOC in coming up with sustainable options for efficient mobility, intelligent transport systems, traffic systems, and vehicle-to-vehicle communications systems in host cities during the Olympics.
Visa is a world leader in digital payment and multinational financial service corporation that has its headquarters in Foster City, California. The company provides financial services like electronic fund transfer through credit cards, debit cards, and prepaid cards. Visa is one of the world’s most valuable companies as it provides payments for more than 3.5 billion cardholders in over 200 countries worldwide.
Visa is a worldwide partner of the Olympics since 1986. The company has helped the games by enhancing the payment experience for fans and athletes present at the Olympic venues. The company has the exclusive category of payment services, transaction security, and prepaid cards. Visa has continuously provided the company with the most technologically advanced payment systems available including new payment options.
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Gold Partners
Asahi group holdings are one of the top Japanese companies that manufacture beer, spirits, soft drinks, and food. The company has its headquarters in Sumida, Tokyo, and has 37% of the market share making it the fourth largest beer brewer in Japan. Asahi has been the gold partner of the Olympics since 2009 as it supported the Japanese Olympic team and athletes aiming to qualify for the games.
Asics is a Japanese conglomerate that manufactures sports equipment for various different sports. The company is known for its running shoes that have been ranked high among the top performance footwear in the market. Asics will be supporting Tokyo 2020 Olympics by sponsoring sportswear for the Japan Olympic and Paralympic Team and making uniforms for the staff and volunteers.
Canon is one of the top manufacturers of cameras in the world, with its headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. The company also makes optical, imaging, and industrial products, such as lenses, medical equipment, scanners, printers, etc. The company will be providing services to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with world-class services to sports journalists and photographers from all over the world for the sports event.
Eneos Corporation also known as the Nippon Oil and Energy Corporation is a Japanese petroleum company. The company is the largest oil company in Japan and has recently been expanding its operations in other western countries. The company will support the Tokyo 2020 Olympics by supplying essential energy sources such as petroleum, gas, hydrogen, and electricity.
Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance
Commonly known as the Tokio Marine Nichido, the company is a property insurance subsidiary of Tokio Marine Holdings. With headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, it is also known to be the largest non-mutual private insurance group in the country. The company will support the Tokyo 2020 Olympics by providing insurance, risk management, and offering insurance in their time of need.
Nissay is also known as Nippon Life Insurance is the largest Japanese life insurance company in terms of revenue. The company is said to be working together with the IOC and other stakeholders to utilize our national network to foster the movement throughout Japan especially during the Olympics.
NEC Corporation is one of the top IT and Electronic companies in Japan. With its headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, its IT and network solutions consists of Cloud computing, AI, IoT platform, and software. The company will be supporting the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with state-of-the-art public safety products and network products.
The Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation is known as NTT is known to be ranked 55th in the Fortune Global 500. With headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, the company is the fourth-largest telecommunications company in the world according to its gross revenue. NTT has taken up the responsibility to provide information and communications technologies for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Nomura is a leading financial holding company in Japan. The company offers services of broker-dealer, banking, investment, financing, and other services to its customers. Nomura Holdings will support the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 as the Gold Partner in the category of security.
Fujitsu is another IT and communications technology that has its headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. The company is the world's fourth-largest IT service provider and has 132,138 plus employees in more than 180 countries. During the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the company will help in connecting various ICT technologies and bringing about a safe, sound, and reliable sports event.
Mizuho is a Tokyo-based banking and holding company. Mizuho’s combined holdings are known to form the third-largest financial service group in Japan. The company has taken up many initiatives to promote innovation in the financial sector and to revitalize the Japanese economy so that the country is ready to welcome people for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
SMBC or Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Group is another Japanese banking and financial services company that will be sponsoring the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The group operates in the sectors like retail, corporate, and investment banking segments worldwide.
Mitsui Fudosan is a leading real estate developer in Japan and one of the subsidiaries of the Mitsui Group. Commenting on sponsoring the Olympics the coming said that, it will show the world the charms of Japan, by developing attractive cities fit to welcome people from around the world, as part of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Meiji Holdings Company is a Japanese holding company, which is currently the fourth largest confectionery company in the world. The company has supported athletes in many ways since 1964 when they first offered products to Olympic athletes.
Lixil Group Corporation is one of the top manufacturers of building materials and housing equipment, The company will support Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the category of Building Components and Bathroom and Kitchen Fixtures which will be useful especially for the Olympic village.
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Official Partners
Ajinomoto is a leader of a global company that specializes in the business of food and amino acids. The company produces seasonings, cooking oils, frozen foods, beverages, sweeteners including pharmaceuticals. The company is available in 36 countries and has over 34,504 employees around the world.
Earth Corporation was founded in 1892 and is a pioneer in the field of household insecticides in Japan. The company manufacturer’s pharmaceuticals and produces quasi-drugs, medical tools, and more. The company is also into importing and exporting services.
EF Education First
EF Education First was founded in 1965 as a global educational institute offering groundbreaking educational programs. Ef is one of the well-known international education companies that offer language learning, cultural exchange, and academic programs around the world. The company provides cultural and language learning programs in over 116 countries with over 52,000 employees worldwide.
Airweave is a total sleep solution company that is sponsoring the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with special portable products customized for Olympic athletes. The company is known for its wide range of products such as bed frames, mattresses, pillows and cushions, comforters, bed linens, covers, pillowcases, and sheets. Airweave is looking forwards to delivering the most comfortable sleeping environment for competing athletes at the games.
Kikkoman is a world leader in manufacturing soy sauce, it began its operation in 17 and currently produces over 400 million liters of soy sauce every year. The company is available in over 100 countries and also makes food seasoning and flavoring, mirin, shōchū, and sake, juice, and other beverages including pharmaceuticals.
KNT CT is an integrated travel company group that has contributed to the organization of numerous sports events that have taken place in Japan. KNT-CT will be supporting the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the category of Travel agency services and national trip hospitality services. It will also be plan spectators’ tours that will bring the excitement of the Olympics to as many domestic customers.
JTB Corporation is another Tokyo-based travel agency that will be sponsoring the Tokyo 220 Olympics. The company is known to be one of the largest travel agencies in the world as it specializes in the tourism sector.
Cisco Systems GK
Cisco Systems GK is a Japanese subsidiary of the Cisco system which is a world leader in IT. The company was founded in 1992 and is now sponsoring the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the sector of Network equipment.
Secom is one of the top security companies in Japan and a pioneer in the industry. Secom has a history of being involved in many national programs, large-scale projects, and the provision of security services at major facilities and has extensive expertise and experience in implementing security systems. The company will provide security and other services at the Olympic Village for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
ANA also known as All Nippon Airways is the largest airline in Japan in terms of its revenue and passengers. The company operates in both domestic and international destinations with more than 20,000 employees and 2.07 million passengers in 2010. The company will support the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the category of Passenger Air Transportation Services.
Alsok was founded in 1965 and has operations in security for homes and buildings, and security for the secure transportation of physical cash for financial institutions. Alsok will be supporting the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with security and helping the athletes during the game.
DNP is also known as Dai Nippon Printing Co was established in 1876. It is a Japanese company known for its products and services in printing and information technology. The group has over the years expanded its business from magazines and books to the fields of packaging. The company will support the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the category of Printing Services and will help the games with Games tickets, accreditation cards, and various communication materials.
Daiwa House Industry is Japan's largest homebuilder that specializes in prefabricated houses. The company has so far built factories, shopping centers, health care facilities, the management and operation of resort hotels, golf courses, and fitness clubs. It is also a well-known operator of freight logistics centers with more than 250 logistic companies.
Tokyo Gas is the largest natural gas utility in Japan. The company has a history of more than 130 years and has so far constructed a network consisting of 60,000 km of pipelines that links more than 11 million customers in Tokyo. It is also the primary provider of natural gas in the main cities of Japan.
Tokyo Metro is known to have an average daily ridership of 7.07 million passengers. It operates nine subway lines covering 195.1 km in central Tokyo seven of which offer through-services with lines operated by other railway companies. Tokyo Metro will support the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the category of Passenger Rail Transportation Services.
Toto is a Japanese company that manufactures plumbing products, including ceramic sanitary ware, fittings for water faucets, bathtubs, and washbasins. The company is currently available in 18 countries and is known for its innovations in washrooms and toilets. The company will sponsor the Tokyo 2020 in the category of Bathroom and Kitchen Fixtures.
Tobu Top Tours
Tobu Top Tours Corporation is a Japanese travel agency with over 100 branches in japan and offices in London, Paris, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Hawaii, Guam, Sydney, Gold Coast (Australia), Bangkok, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, and Singapore. The company will support the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the category of travel and tourism.
Narita International Airport and Japan Airport Terminal Haneda
Narita International Airport is the secondary international airport in Japan, it is also the closest airport to cities like Narita, Kazaki, and Tomisato. The Haneda Airport is one of the two primary airports and the primary base of Japanese airlines like Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Air Do, Skymark Airlines, Solaseed Air, and StarFlyer. Haneda was rated to be the 2nd Best Airport, World's Cleanest, and Best Domestic Airport in the world by Skytrax.
Japan Post is among the top post, logistics, and Courier companies in Japan. It has its headquarters in Tokyo and is a subsidiary of Japan Post Holdings group.
Japan Airlines is the topmost Japanese airline with its headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. It operates in international and domestic passenger and cargo services to 220 destinations in 35 countries worldwide. The group is known to have a fleet of 279 aircraft.
Hisamitsu has been in the pharmaceutical industry since 1847 and is currently the leading pharmaceutical company in Japan. The company produces markets prescription, OTC products, and external pain-relieving products.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Mitsubishi is a leading and pioneer electronics company with its headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. The company manufactures a wide variety of products such as include elevators and escalators, home appliances, automation systems for factories, train systems, electric motors, pumps, semiconductors, and satellites. It is the subsidiary of Mitsubishi which is a Major FMCG company.
Yamato is one of the oldest transport companies in Japan with over 100 years of experience in the field. The company has over 4000 delivery points, 40,000 delivery vehicles, and 160,000 employees around the country. Yamato handles more than 1.6 billion packages every year.
Recruit is a Japanese HR company that owns a search engine called Indeed. In 2016, the company had an overall sales of $17 billion with international sales contributing over 40% of the total revenue.
Manichi Shimbun and Asahi Shimbun
Mainichi Shimbun and Asahi Shimbun are two of the main national newspapers in Japan. Both the papers publish paperbacks, books, and other magazines, including weekly news magazines.
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Official Supporters
Aoki is a Japanese construction company that has constructed many buildings and hotels in Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. The company will be sponsoring the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the category of business and formal wear.
Aggreko is a world-leading provider of modular, mobile power, and heating and cooling. The company has a history of providing temporary electricity generators for global sporting events taking place in Japan. The company will also help the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to a sustainable society.
ECC is a company that provides educational activities since 1962. It also provides language training services and so will be the sponsor for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the category of Offline Language Training Services.
EY Japan is a leading multidisciplinary professional services organization that aims on building a better working world for its clients and communities. The company will sponsor the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the category of Professional Services which will include Audit, finance, tax and project management, and management consulting.
Google Japan GK has sponsored the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the category of Internet-based information and navigation services. Google is a multinational tech conglomerate that provides internet-related services and products. Yoshiro Mori the president of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics said that they are delighted to welcome Google, a company that provides various services including internet search, online maps, and language translation, as an official supporter.
Tanaka is a world leader in manufacturing bonding wire and catalysts for PEM fuel cells. The company was founded in 1885 and is a subsidiary of Tanaka Kikinzoku Group.
Shimiza Corporation is a Japanese firm that specializes in architecture, civil engineering, and general contracting. The company is known to have annual sales of $15 billion and is also called the top 5 contractors in Japan and among the top 20 worldwide.
Tobu Tower Skytree
The Tobu Tower Skytree is the company that operates the Tokyo Skytree, which is a popular tourist destination and the world’s tallest freestanding tower, construction of which made full use of Japan’s most advanced building technologies. The tourist destination is located in Tokyo and many international and domestic tourists visit for the panorama of the city.
Technogym is a Japanese company that manufactures and sells equipment and digital technologies for fitness, sport, and health. The company will sponsor the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the category of Fitness Equipment. It will provide the games with numerous fitness and sports equipment for the athletes to practice.
Park24 is a Japanese multination corporation that operates 24-hour automated parking garages, monthly parking lots, and parking lot administration. It currently operates and manages more than 17,000 parking facilities in the country. The company is will sponsor the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the category Parking Lot Services.
Pasona is a Japanese company that specializes in staffing services such as temporary staffing, recruiting, outplacement, and even outsourcing. The company has its headquarters in Tokyo and is the second-largest staffing company in Japan.
Marudai Food is a Japanese food company that is known for manufacturing meat products and processed food product. The company will be providing the Tokyo 2020 Olympic with quality products such as Ham, Sausage, Bacon, Fish sausage, Kamaboko, Roasted pork, Sparerib, etc.
Yahoo! Japan Corporation
Yahoo! Japan Corporation is a Japanese internet company that was formed through a joint venture between the Japanese company Softbank and the American internet company Yahoo! The company’s web portal is the most visited website in Japan, and its internet services are mostly dominant in Japan. In 2021, the company was merged with Line Corporation.
Sankei Shimbun and Hokkaido Shimbun
Both Sankei Shimbun and Hokkaido Shimbun are among the top daily newspaper in Japan. Sankei Shinbun is the sixth-highest circulated newspaper in the country, while Hokkaido Shimbun is only circulated in the Hokkaido district.
Top countries and their main sponsors
United States of America
NBC also called the National Broadcasting company is an American English language broadcast television and radio network that is owned by Comcast. The company has its headquarters in Rockefella Plaza, New York City, has 200 affiliations, and has 13 owned and operated stations throughout the country.
Nike is a leader and the world's largest supplier of athletic shoes and apparel. Besides footwear and apparel, the company also makes and markets equipment and accessories. In 2020, the company's overall revenue was estimated to be $29.6 billion. Nike is also ranked 89th in the fortune 500 lists of American companies in terms of gross revenue.
Hershey is one of the largest chocolate manufacturers in the world with its headquarters in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The company is known for its baked goods like cookies and cakes and beverages like flavored milkshakes.
Ralph Lauren is a popular fashion house that is known for its mid-range and luxury clothing. Besides clothing, the company also makes apparel, home, accessories, and fragrances. The company was first started by the fashion designer Ralph Lauren in 1967 and currently has its headquarters in New York City.
Mobile Premier League
Mobile Premier League popularly known as MPL is India’s most popular & largest esports and mobile gaming platform. The company has so far made over 50 plus games which are available on both Apple and Android. It currently has more than 60 million users in India.
Herbalife Nutrition is an upcoming company that manufactures and sells dietary supplements. The company has its headquarters in Los Angeles, California, and has over 8,900 employees worldwide. Herbalife Nutrition operates in over 94 countries and has more than 4.5 million distributors and members across the world.
JSW Group is a Mumbai-based multinational conglomerate that has a footprint in the industries of steel, energy, minerals, ports, infrastructure, and cement. The company is a subsidiary of OP Jindal Group and is in countries like India, America, South America, and Africa.
Adani Group is an Ahmedabad-based multinational conglomerate that was founded by Gautam Adani in 1988. The group has numerous businesses in the industries such as port management, electric power generation, renewable energy, mining, airport operations, natural gas, food processing, and infrastructure. The company is known to have annual revenue of $13 billion and is present in over 50 countries.
Speedo is a leading manufacturer of swimwear and swim-related accessories. The company has its headquarters in Nottingham, England. The company products used to be manufactured across Australia but not anymore. The company was brought by the Pentland Group for $170 million in 2020.
GoDaddy is one of the best internet domain registrar and hosting company. The company has its headquarters based in Tempe, Arizona, and is currently also known for its advertising on TV and newspapers. As of 2020, GoDaddy has over 20 million customers and more than 7000 employees around the world.
Cadbury is the second-largest confectionery brand in the world, as it is available in over 50 countries worldwide. Cadbury was brought by Mondelez International in 2010. The company has its headquarters in Uxbridge, London, and is known for its wide range of chocolate and dairy products.
Optus is a leading Australian company integrated communications that serves over 9.5 million customers every day. Optus is known for its services that include mobile, fixed, and IP telephony, business network services, fixed and wireless broadband, and satellite services.
Hanjin Travel agency is a subsidiary of the Hanjin group with experience of over 50 years in the industry. The Hajin Group is a Korean conglomerate that operates in air-land-sea transportation. There are 23 affiliated companies working under the group.
BBQ Chicken started in 1995 and is currently the No. 1 food franchise brand in Korea. It has over 1000 outlets just in Korea and has also started the world’s first and only Chicken University in 2000. The company is also among the top 100 brands in South Korea.
Hyundai is a leading automotive manufacturer with its headquarters in Seoul, South Korea. The company was initially founded in 1967 and is currently operates the world's largest integrated automobile manufacturing facility Ulsan. Hyundai has over 75,000 employees in over 193 countries worldwide.
Sberbank is a Russian banking and financial services company that has its headquarters based in Moscow, Russia. According to The Bankers Top 1000 World Banks ranking, Sberbank is the largest bank in Russia, third-largest in Europe, and 60th in the world.
Gazprom is an energy corporation with its headquarters based in Saint Peterburg, Russia. As of 2019, the company had an overall sale of $120 billion in 2019 and is the largest publicly-listed natural gas company in the world. According to Forbes Global 2000, Gazprom was ranked as the 32nd -largest public company in the world.
Purplebricks is a UK-based online estate agent, which was founded in 2012 by Micheal Bruce and Kenny Bruce. The company is UK’s fastest-growing estate agency as it offers smarter, more convenient, and cost-effective ways to buy or sell.
The National Lottery was established in 1994 in the United Kingdom and is operated by Camelot Group. The National Lottery is and regulated by the Gambling Commission and around 53% goes to the prize fund while the other 25% goes towards good causes.
Aldi is one of the topmost supermarket chains in Europe. It has over 10,000 stores in more than 20 countries worldwide. The company was originally started by Karl and Theo Albrecht in 1946 and currently has a turnover of $59 billion.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to become an Olympic sponsor?
According to Quartz, sponsors currently pay up to $300 million per cycle or quadrennium which is a four-year package for partnering. Bridgestone and Panasonic are known to have paid $200 million to $250 million each to become global partners for four years. While Airbnb paid an estimated $500 million for an eight-year contract.
What impact does the Covid 19 pandemic have on sponsorship?
Because of the Covid 19 pandemic, the IOC has made a rule not allowing international fans to enter the city of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Since the games were postponed, companies had to pay extra for sponsorship and this declined the value of sponsorship. Despite the tense economic situation, Japan's domestic sponsors have also pledged their continued support for the Games.
What do sponsors get in return?
The sponsors and partners can use the Olympic logo of the rings the Olympic flame in their marketing activities. They can also use the designations and imagery, including emblems, mascots, and slogans depending on which tier of sponsors they are.
What is the four-tier of Olympic sponsorship?
The four tiers of Olympic sponsorship are the Worldwide Olympic Partners, Tokyo 2020 Olympic Gold Partners, Tokyo 2020 Olympic Official Partners, and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Official Supporters.
Who are the Worldwide Olympic Partners?
The Worldwide Olympic Partners are Coca-Cola, Airbnb, Alibaba, Atos, Bridgestone, Dow, GE, Intel, Omega, Panasonic, Procter & Gamble, Samsung, Toyota, and Visa.
Who are the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Official Partners?
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Official Partners are Ajinomoto, Earth Corporation, Education First, Airweave, Kikkoman, KNT, JTB, Cisco, Secom, ANA, Alsok, DNP, Daiwa House, Tokyo Gas, Tokyo Metro, Toto, Tobu Top Tours, Toppan Narita Airport, Japan Post, Japan Airport Terminal Haneda, Japan Airlines, Hisamitsu, Mitsubishi Electric, Yamato, Recruit Holdings, The Japan News, The Asahi Shimbun, and Mainichi.
Who are the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Official Supporters?
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Official Supporters are Aoki, Aggreko, ECC, EY Japan, Kadokawa, Google, Kokuyo, Shimizu Corporation, Tanaka Holdings, Technogym, Tobu Tower Skytree, Nomura, Park24, Pasona Group, Marudai Food, Morisawa, Yahoo Japan Corporation, The Sankei Shimbun, and The Hokkaido Shimbun Press.
When are the Tokyo 2020 Olympics taking place?
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics was postponed to be held from 23rd July to 8th August 2021.
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