Team Ireland athletes will receive a Samsung Galaxy S7 edge phone when the arrive into team HQ in Rio. The International Olympic Committee (IOC), in collaboration with Worldwide TOP Partner Samsung, will deliver a limited edition Galaxy S7 edge to every athlete competing at the Olympic Games Rio 2016.
For the first time ever, the Rio 2016-inspired edition will incorporate an Olympic Games design, featuring the Olympic rings.
The phone will help to enhance the athletes’ Games-time experience, to stay in touch with their family and friends and to capture and share their journey.
“Samsung’s technology has helped to engage with fans and especially young people around the world.
The IOC is grateful for their partnership in providing Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Olympic Games Limited Edition to the athletes who will compete in Rio de Janeiro.
This will enable the athletes to connect with their friends, family and fans and share their amazing experience at the Olympic Games.
With Samsung’s support, we look forward to inspiring people everywhere with the Olympic values, the unique experience of the Olympic Games and the power of sport”, said IOC President Thomas Bach.
The phones will be pre-installed with the “Olympic Athletes’ Hub” app, allowing athletes to connect directly with the IOC and the IOC Athletes’ Commission and learn about all the resources and programmes available to them throughout their careers.