New Licensee Joins London 2012 Merchandise Programme

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The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has confirmed that Garnier Ambre Solaire has become a licensee of London 2012.

I am delighted to welcome Garnier Ambre Solaire as the latest addition to the London 2012 merchandise programme.

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has confirmed that Garnier Ambre Solaire has become a licensee of London 2012.

Garnier Ambre Solaire will produce two of its best-selling Ambre Solaire formulation sun creams – Ultra-Moisturising SPF30 lotion and Clear Protect +SPF30 spray – in official Team GB packaging. Both products will help to ensure that spectators enjoying the Games this summer will be protected against UVA and UVB damage.

LOCOG Commercial Director, Chris Townsend said of the appointment: 'I am delighted to welcome Garnier Ambre Solaire as the latest addition to the London 2012 merchandise programme. They join a fantastic team of licensees, 90% of whom are British, who are creating, distributing and selling a fantastic range of merchandise for people to celebrate the London 2012 Games.'

It is estimated that the London 2012 merchandise programme will generate more than £1 billion worth of sales, contributing more than £80m to the staging of the Games. By Games time an estimated 10,000 merchandise items will be on sale in the UK.

The whole London 2012 range is available online at http://www.london2012.com/shop or in the network of shops at St Pancras International and Paddington stations, Heathrow Terminals 3 and 5, Stansted Airport, Canary Wharf and in John Lewis locations at Oxford Street, Stratford City, Bluewater, Kingston and Liverpool One.

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London 2012 Games partners:

The Worldwide Olympic Partners who support the London 2012 Olympic Games and the National Olympic Committees around the world are Coca-Cola, Acer, Atos, Dow, GE, McDonald’s, Omega, Panasonic, Procter and Gamble, Samsung and Visa.

LOCOG has seven domestic Tier One Partners - adidas, BMW, BP, British Airways, BT, EDF and Lloyds TSB. There are seven domestic Tier Two Supporters – Adecco, ArcelorMittal, Cadbury, Cisco, Deloitte, Thomas Cook and UPS. There are now twenty-eight domestic Tier Three Suppliers and Providers – Aggreko, Airwave, Atkins, Boston Consulting Group, CBS Outdoor, Crystal CG, Eurostar, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, G4S, GSK, Gymnova, Heathrow Airport, Heineken UK, Holiday Inn, John Lewis, McCann Worldgroup, Mondo, NATURE VALLEY, Next, Nielsen, Populous, Rapiscan Systems, Rio Tinto, Technogym, Thames Water, Ticketmaster, Trebor and Westfield.

There is one domestic Tier One Paralympic Games-only Partner, Sainsbury’s and two domestic Tier Three Paralympic Games-only Suppliers, Otto Bock and Panasonic. The London 2012 Paralympic Games also acknowledges the support of the National Lottery.

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