Yamaha to Supply the Sochi 2014 Games with Utility Vehicle
Yamaha Motor CIS has become an Official Supplier of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi in the "Utility Vehicle for Venues" category. The announcement was made during the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum. The agreement was signed by Dmitry Chernyshenko, President of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, and Toshiya Kawano, President of the Yamaha Motor CIS Company. According to the agreement, Yamaha Motor CIS will provide more than 320 vehicles for the Sochi Olympic Games, including snowmobiles, ATVs (four-wheelers), and golf cars.
At the Sochi Games Yamaha snowmobiles will be used at the Mountain Cluster venues to transport technicians and athletes, whilst ATVs (four-wheelers) will be used on rugged terrain. The golf cars will be driven along paved and dirt roads with the maximum speed of 25 km an hour. The golf carts will come in different models and some of them have been specially designed for people with disabilities.
President of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee Dmitry Chernyshenko noted:
“We welcome Yamaha as an Official Supplier of the Sochi 2014 Games. Yamaha is a leader of the Russian recreational vehicles market and offers a wide range of products for sports, active recreation, and work. Yamaha vehicles will allow holding the Games at high speeds and adding even more Olympic drive to the event.
Toshiya Kawano, President of Yamaha Motor CIS, marked:
"We are delighted to become Official Suppliers of the Sochi 2014 Games. It is a great honor to be involved and we are excited at the prospect of contributing to this event. Since it was founded, Yamaha Motor has focused on creating products that make the life of every person more dynamic and richer, offering him higher speed, mobility, and potential. Yamaha Motor's main goal is to make a person happier and more joyful, which is of course consistent with the mission of the Olympic Games."
Notes to the Editor
Yamaha Motor CIS is a leader in the Russian market in terms of recreational vehicles sales volume as well as dealership network coverage.
The company offers a wide range of products for outdoor activity, and work: jetskis, outboard motors, ATVs, motorcycles, scooters, snowmobiles, as well as spare parts and accessories.
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