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2012 London Olympics U.S. Based Athletes' Performance Supporting Chinese Olympic Athletes

Category: Sport
Posted Jan 17, 2012 14:03 (GMT +7)

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PHOENIX--(GLOBE NEWSWIRE)--Dec. 28, 2011
Athletes' Performance Will Provide Integrated Performance Training, Physical Therapy, Nutrition, and Facility Consulting Services to the Chinese Olympic Committee and Their Athletes
Athletes' Performance is honored to announce a new partnership with the Chinese Olympic Committee (COC) to support selected teams and individuals as they prepare for the 2012 Summer Olympics to be held in London, England.
Athletes' Performance, a recognized world leader of integrated performance training, physical therapy, and nutrition services, has supported five #1 overall NFL draft picks and 350 total drafted players, MLB MVPs and All-Stars, the German and U.S. World Cup soccer teams, Argentina's rugby World Cup team, world champion hammer thrower Koji Murofushi of Japan, and top club soccer teams Everton FC and Galatasaray SK, among the 1000s of professional and elite athletes supported around the world since 1999.
The Chinese Olympic Committee, which saw its athletes win fifty-one gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, the most of any country, and one-hundred medals total, has partnered with Athletes' Performance to receive integrated performance training, physical therapy, and nutrition services for its athletes, as well as consulting services for training facility design in preparation for the 2012 games.
""This is an incredible honor and an exciting challenge which we fully embrace,"" said Athletes' Performance founder and president Mark Verstegen. ""Athletes prepare their whole lives for an opportunity to compete at the Olympics and we are excited to support them, their hard work, and dedication as they prepare to represent their country on the world's biggest athletic stage.""
As part of the partnership, Athletes' Performance is currently supporting fourteen teams, including Men's & Women's Gymnastics, Men's & Women's Table Tennis, Men's & Women's Rowing, Women's Diving, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Women's Volleyball, and Men's & Women's Swimming, Women's Marathon, and Men's & Women's Trampoline, with additional teams and athletes potentially receiving support.
This partnership will help to keep our athlete training systems at the forefront of the industry worldwide and contribute to the success of China's athletes in international sports competition including the 2012 London Olympic Games,"" said Aijie Liu, Deputy Director, Competition and Training Dept. of COC. ""We were impressed by the professionalism and comprehensive expertise of Athletes' Performance's team and decided that China's top athletes would benefit from their services.""
About Athletes' Performance
Athletes' Performance, created by Mark Verstegen in 1999, is the industry leader of integrated performance training, nutrition, and physical therapy for elite athletes with world-class facilities in Phoenix, AZ; The Home Depot Center, near Los Angeles, CA; The Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Florida; and at Fieldhouse USA in Frisco, TX. Athletes' Performance has trained many of the top champions in sport in the United States and Internationally, including five #1 overall NFL draft picks (2006 -- 2010), the German National Soccer Team, and countless champions in baseball, soccer, tennis, golf, basketball, and hockey. Athletes' Performance is partnered with world-class performance companies such as adidas, EAS, SKLZ, Gatorade, Power Plate, Keiser and Axon Potential to continually evolve the world of integrated athlete training.
In addition to training elite athletes, Athletes' Performance also delivers leading-edge corporate wellness solutions through Core Performance. Core Performance is the leader in proactive wellness and works with leading companies like Intel and C&S to deliver measurable results through personalized and integrated programs to help employees achieve their goals. The Core Performance brand also includes five books by Mark Verstegen, partnerships with world-class companies Intel, Sheraton, and Walgreens, and leading-edge content and customized online training programs at CorePerformance.com. To learn more about Core Performance's leading corporate wellness solutions, visit CorePerformanceWellness.com.
The Athletes' Performance logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=11306
CONTACT: Peggy Iralson
piralson@athletesperformance.com
602-206-7052"

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