Usana today announced it will be the official health supplements supplier of the Visa Women’s Ski Jumping Team. The team that continues to compete on the Continental Cup circuit and has been fighting for inclusion in the Olympic Winter Games has persevered on limited funding.
“There are still hurdles to cross,” says Deedee Corradini, Women’s Ski Jumping USA president. “A recent International Olympic Committee (IOC) decision has made the inclusion of women’s ski jumping in the 2014 Olympics contingent upon athlete performance at the Oslo World Championships in February 2011. We are grateful for USANA’s sponsorship. We need all the support we can get.”
Ski jumping is the only discipline in the Olympic Games that does not allow women to participate.
“It’s an honor to sponsor the Visa Women’s Ski Jumping Team and to help advance women in sports,” says Dan Macuga, USANA’s Vice President of Marketing. “We hope our financial support of these tremendous athletes will help get them the resources and recognition they deserve. We wholly support the inclusion of women’s ski jumping in the Olympics and we will do our part to get them there.”
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