A new Mondo track for Rio 2016
Presented the newest evolution of Mondotrack, which will be used for the first time at the Olympics.
While competitions were underway at the World Championships in Athletics in Beijing, Mondo and IAAF are looking toward the future, the Olympic Games in Rio 2016, which will still be under the banner of the Cuneo company. The agreement was signed between Mondo and the Augusto Velloso, the Brazilian company that in charge of the construction of the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, the Engenhão Stadium. Mondo will install 16,000 m2 of Mondotrack WS, the entire surface of the main track and the warm-up tracks, in collaboration with its traditional partners Brazilian Playpiso.
Mondo and IAAF also announced the renewal of their partnership until 2024. "The agency is proud to honor the World Athletics with Mondo as official supplier of the IAAF, and the renewal of this historical partnership," commented IAAF President Lamine Diack.
“The IAAF World Athletics Series of events continues to benefit from the quality and technical expertise of Mondo. Its sports surfaces are globally recognized as being at the cutting edge having been the stage for some memorable Athletics performances, none more so than Usain Bolt’s Olympic victories here in Beijing in 2008.”
The Rio games will be the 11th Olympic Games for Mondo. From the Montreal Olympics in 1976 to London 2012, through European and World outdoor and indoor championships, Pan American Games and hundreds of international meetings, are many athletics events over the years have had the Mondo brand for the past 60 years. Over 250 records were broken running, jumping and throwing on the Mondo tracks. The company has been a partner of the International Athletics Federation (IAAF) since 1987, when it began a technical partnership for the improvement of facilities and equipment dedicated to the sport. In 1999, Mondo was among the first companies to obtain a certified IAAF Certified Athletic Track Products Certificate, which including today Mondo Super X and, of course, Mondotrack.