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Rio Club supporting Hungary’s sport heroes to reap victory in Rio 2016 Summer Games.

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Officially was announced to-day at the Larus Restaurant and Event Center – Budapest to be supporting the Hungarian sports heroes by the  Rio Club – Hungary.  The Rio Club offered 32 future’s emerging sporty individuals and competitors already proved in their sport life to be in supporting them.

Through the Rio Club those athletes will be given support, co-helping them in preparing the time ahead who are expected to be representing Hungary at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The chosen first five athletes were Miklós Dudás – kayaker, Miklós Ungvári and Abigél Joó both judo competitors, Emese Szász – fencing and Renáta Tobai-Sike – shooter who all  were handed over  the emblem  Audi A3  made car from their special supporter.

At the ceremonial event Bence Szabó – Secretary General of the Hungarian Olympic Committee (MOB) recalled that prior to the Sydney Games was the first occasion the athletes received cars for personally use.

The General Secretary added, since Sydney can see the progress in this field, because in those days the selected athletics received a Fiat made vehicle and to-day the elected young athletics received an Audi made vehicle.

The athletics were selected by Laszló Fábián – MOB sports director and Zsolt Gyulai – member of the MOB Board, and Tamás Tóth – President of the Rio Club Hungary and other members of the MOB consisting of Board of Trustees, which supervises the selection of contestants. Tamás Tóth talked about this year handing over further 32 cars and wish to provide additional opportunities for athletes, mentioning as one example to provide them with mobile phones.

István Csonka – sales and chief marketing officer highlighted that the Groupama Garancia Co. is supporting, standing behind the Rio Club because their goal is to support the healthy lifestyle and the domestic sports life. Also added he wish to draw the intention to the private partners the importance of sport activities.

Sándor Mátrabérc – Audi brand director emphasized that the Porsche Hungária Ltd., and the Audi Brand  signed an agreement with the MOB three years ago and now extends to hand over cars. More to it,  it is important that these cars are manufactured in the City of Győr – Hungary, and by this Hungarian automotive helping Hungary’s athletes. Other supporters: Adidas and Tensi Sport and Holiday.

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter


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To-day a press call was held by the Hungarian Olympic Committee, Hungarian Student Sports Federation and the Hungarian Quality Product Awarded Poli-Farbe Paint Factory at the bank of the River Danube on the Columbus Ship.

The theme of the press conference was “Our School’s Champion”.

This time, three school’s gymnasium out of ten were selected and the renovations were under the program so-called “Our School’s Champion.”  Some of them had only scratches of paint on the walls and indeed time the gym halls having a fine facelift, since they were last painted approximately 30 years ago.

Becze Szabó Secretary-General Hungarian Olympic Committee announced, Quote: “The Hungarian Olympic Committee had the pleasure to participate in this huge project of “Our School’s Champion”. The renovation was in the initiative framework of the sports promotion program between the Hungarian Student Sports Federation and the Hungarian Olympic Committee professionals and supervision support. We welcome any project, which is conducive to the Hungarian sport in the long-term to remain competitive and it is great honor to have our Gold supporter the Poli-Farbe Paint Factory with who by hand-in-hand made our big step forward”. Having said that, we were told these institutions from the reopening the season of the school year, three schools – elementary and high school’s gymnasium’s  will bear the names of those sporty champions who studied at these institutions. At Szombathely Krisztián Pars – Olympic champion athlete, at Ujpest/BudapestRudolf Dombi – Olympic champion kayaker and at TatabányaÉva Csernoviczki – Olympic bronze medalist judokas.

At the official gymnasium handover ceremony was told to the pupil … “Without successful recruitment  there is no successful competitive sport.”  Only those  kids with outstanding abilities will be champions, just like Éva Csernoviczki, Rudolf Dombi or speaking about Krisztian Pars. Associated with them, without exception can say that not only as an athlete, but also as a private person the three of them are true role models.  Most probably meeting these superb sporty olympic athletics at the ceremony, seeing them in person could have already been a the trigger for some kids … already planted in their mind “I have a dream” …  and will work hard for their dream to come true in having their first steps  to successes in these renewed, modernize  gymnasiums thanks to the collaboration of the Hungarian Olympic Committee and the  Poli-Farbe Paint Factory.

President Gábor Balogh, initiated the program at the Hungarian Student Sports Federation. He expressed his pleasure in connection with the plans turning into reality: Quote: “The Hungarian Student Sports Federation mission was and still is to give the opportunity to exercise for every child, to have a healthy life and have a growing up healthy generations. It is important to have the daily physical education, provide the opportunity to move around every day … and who knows what tomorrow may bring? Maybe several schools throughout the country will have the new generation champions named at the gym halls.”

Antal Szabó –  Executive Director – Poli Farbe Paint Factory told us: Quote: “Right now there are two things that warm our hearts with joy, the renovation of the gym halls with our the high-quality products and the company’s recognition received to-day receiving the Hungarian Quality Product Award Competition Award Economy. Right to say that Poli-Farbe is an active member of the Olympic Movement and active member in the creative team.”

The Poli-Farbe paint factory since 2013, the gold sponsor of the Hungarian Olympic Committee. Due to the paint factory charitable programs, hundreds of large family homes, multi-environment health, social, educational and cultural institutions become more livable. In addition, a dedicated supporter of physical and mental development of young people contributing to the creation of an active sports life,  included initiatives that would boost living standards ahead of the national sport.

It was also announced to-day, that Danuta Kozak – Olympic champion Kayaker will be the representative of the Poli-Farbe Paint Factory charity programs and aswell representing the mutual values.

The press conference ended with a wonderful lunch together with the invited representatives and the press individuals.

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter


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Eight million Hungarian Forint, donated by Procter & Gamble to domestic junior hockey teams and sports developments.

P & G products with the purchase of future Olympic champions.

During The late morning hours on February, 26. media representatives were called to a press conference held by the representatives of the Procter & Gamble, Tesco Hungary and the Hungarian Olympic Committee. It was a special day for the junior hockey members gathering from  nationwide with 5 teams. Their clubs received a grant of a total of eight million HUF of support to purchase new sports tools, equipments and for expansion in developing the club’s sport facilities.

The P & G existence is present for over 175 years  and has developed the largest campaign of the Thank-you Mom! program. It had  implemented within the framework of which the company’s enduring tribute to their support, commitment and dedication  to the mothers. P & G  in addition to their support the initiative of the Hungarian hockey supply has set aside cca. 25 million USD to support the youth sports. As a result of the program, the company has provided the world with around eight million USD in grants through its brands. Bencze Szabó, MOB – former Hungarian fencer, who has won four Olympic medals in the sabre competitions. He told a story of his own experience by saying , Quote: “When I started fencing my trainer said to me, I am giving you 90% of knowledge, you put 10% of  yourself in the game. When I won my first Olympic Game my trainer told me, now you are at 90% of your knowledge and I am 10% in supporting you.” This example was for the young ice hockey players to keep in mind as to reach the high level in hockey player.

The awarded teams were by previously selected on the basis of the Hungarian Olympic Committee MOB. The five national junior ice hockey teams received a symbolic check of the amount of eight million Hungarian Forint supported by the Procter & Gamble, Tesco Hungary and the MOB leaders and the Campaign Sporting Ambassador, Mr. Levente Szuper.

Returning from Sochi XXI Winter Olympic Games, Gábor Milan Szabó – cross-country the P & G Thank you Mom ! campaign sports ambassador was present with his mother, Maria Anna Szabó, who was by the support of the P & G  present at Sochi with Milan, her husband and her elder son. As Milan recalled it was special day for him and gave him mighty support having his family at his finish. Gave a lot of energy, nothing can be compared to it. The athlete at the press conference received from the representative of the P & G a unique, custom-made Hungarian flag. As Milan had a glance on it, much to his surprise saw sms messages written to him. The greeting and cheer messages were copied from the P & G community site written by Milan fans during the Games.

The awarded little buddies team were by previously selected on the basis of the MOB – Hungarian Olympic Committee.The five national junior ice hockey teams received a symbolic check of the amount of eight million HUF supported by the Procter & Gamble, Tesco Hungary, the MOB leaders and the Campaign Sporting Ambassador, Mr. Levente Szuper.

The press gathering ended by the P & G Mini Cup game. After the press conference,  HC Kiskörös Ice Knights – Veszprém, Seals of the Crescent – Jászberény and the mighty KSI – Budapest  ice hockey team members, aged between 6 to 8 shown a 4 minute demo of their game. On the spot we witnessed their talent and knowledge and at the end of the five team’s game in the context of their knowledge the P & G awarded them with a Mini Cup medalLevente Szuper – former ice hockey goalie, to-day  works as a manager at one of Budapest’s  junior hockey club. Milán Gábor Szabó rewarded every player with the symbol of the P & G Mini Cup gold medal. The 6 to 8 years junior players were moved and watched each other with eyes wide open as the gold medal were handed over and each one-by-one was told perseverance encouraged to believe in themselves that one day they too will be an athlete, the future Olympians, who will say thank-you to their mother for all the support and care they received on the road to sport.

The press conference was presented by P & G consumer promotion program of short films, which the “Thank you Mom” campaign this year’s critically acclaimed film, “Back To Pick Them Up!  – “Never to give up”. The film shows the everyday life of a sporty little ice hockey student in the company of Levente  Szuper. At the same time should not be missing the most important message of “Thank you Mom!” Yes, the sporty family is huge wherever you go around the world. An athlete’s life play a major role in the parents., especially the caring Mother! The Mother’s heart and soul will be always beating as one with her child. When they are small, the mother is the one to hand the good-night hot chocolate – wishing sweet dreams. When they grow up and out at games the mother is there supporting the „grown up child” by encourage,  persistent support, devotion, emotion, care and cheers. Of course the whole family in capital letters is also half way to success.

P&G Thank You, Mom:

Here comes 3 short videos added to this update, whereas the little ice hockey buddies play their demo match:

Update, snaps, video by Aggie Reiter