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International Olympic Committee and AB InBev announce Worldwide Olympic Partnership

Posted: January 12, 2024
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With centuries of brewing history, AB InBev has seen countless new friendships, connections, and experiences created from a shared love of sport and beer. Today we are proud to build on that legacy by becoming a Worldwide Olympic Partner (TOP Partner) through 2028. Together with the International Olympic Committee, we also announced that our zero-alcohol beer, Corona Cero, will be the global beer sponsor of the Olympic Games, highlighting a shared commitment to responsible consumption.

“The IOC is delighted to announce its new partnership with the world’s leading brewer, AB InBev,” said IOC President Thomas Bach. “Our organizations share a vision of supporting sport and athletes. As a global brand, Corona Cero will engage fans around the world in celebrating the magic of the Olympic Games and cheering for the athletes’ sporting achievements. In line with Olympic Agenda 2020+5, both of our organizations are also actively contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. As the IOC redistributes 90 percent of all its revenue to support sport around the world, ultimately the revenue from this agreement will support every Olympic team and their athletes. Together we look forward to creating a future with more cheers!”

AB InBev CEO Michel Doukeris said, “Beer and sports are better together, so we are proud to be the first beer sponsor for the Olympics at the Worldwide Olympic Partner level. Beer is the beverage of moderation and choice, and so it’s only fitting to lead with Corona Cero, for this occasion. This partnership illustrates the opportunity for our category to positively impact and engage with billions of fans around the world, ushering in a new era of Olympic spirit as we cheer for our favorite teams and athletes as they go for gold. We look forward to activating at the 2024, 2026 and 2028 games.”

Sports are a strong force for positive change and AB InBev brands have a long history of award-winning and responsible sports marketing. We are excited to reach billions of Olympic fans around the world with our messages of connection, moderation and celebration, and are committed to accelerating continued progress toward responsible alcohol consumption and moderation worldwide.

“As we continue to invest to grow the category, we are excited to bring our beer brands to the Olympics and be a Worldwide Partner for these amazing events,” said AB InBev Chief Marketing Officer, Marcel Marcondes.

“Corona is one of our fastest growing global brands, reaching consumers across 180 countries, and through this partnership, we expect Corona Cero to accelerate no-alcohol beer growth and highlight moderation. In the United States we will support the Olympics through the Olympic and Paralympic Games LA 2028 with Michelob ULTRA, a superior light beer that celebrates an active lifestyle.”

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