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Hull Becomes Official Team GB Partner

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The University of Hull has become the first university to be named as an official partner of Team GB.

The exclusive partnership covers a six-year period and will include the Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024 Olympic Games, as well as the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.

The partnership will also provide University of Hull students, staff and communities, opportunities for joint research and enterprise projects. This will include hosting and participating in Team GB events, developing courses and CV-boosting work experience and volunteering.

Commenting on the announcement, British Olympic Association CEO Bill Sweeney, said: "With planning for Tokyo 2020 well underway, we're excited to announce this innovative partnership, which will deliver positive, tangible outcomes for both parties. Our six-year commitment with the University of Hull underlines our vision to plan long-term beyond Tokyo and on to Paris 2024."

"At the heart of Team GB's mantra is giving athletes a platform to succeed exploring all avenues in the pursuit of success. We will be conducting joint research and developing specific courses looking into the positive impact of a strong team ethos and how this can help achieve success in highly competitive environments. We look forward to working together to grow this vision further."

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hull, Professor Susan Lee, said it was an honour to be able to partner Team GB.

The University joins adidas, Aldi, Deloitte, DFS and Ocean Outdoor as domestic partners of Team GB.