BOA Sign MoU with Brazil Olympic Committee

April 26, 2011

The British Olympic Association (BOA) and Brazil Olympic Committee (COB), whose cities are organising the next two summer Games, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) after agreeing to work more closely and identifying areas of mutual cooperation.

BOA chairman Colin Moynihan and COB President Carlos Nuzman signed the agreement after claiming that they were uniquely positioned to enter into a strategic partnership to mutually benefit sports and athletes from both nations.

Under the terms of the MoU, the Committees will share information and best practice in a range of areas, including sharing information about facilities, training conditions, venues and other key information about sport performance, working on preparation camps before London 2012 and Rio 2016 and assist each other and in particular certain member National Federations (NF) of sports in preparations for the next two Games.

Additionally, they will work together to facilitate the establishment of strategic partnerships and operational assistance between the countries NFs, sharing best practice and collaborating with each other in relevant performance and administration issues in relation to London 2012 and Rio 2016.

Moynihan stated: “I am delighted that we have signed a Memorandum to reflect the strong spirit of cooperation and collaboration we enjoy with our counterparts in Brazil.

“The next six years will undoubtedly be the most exciting and ambitious period in both our organisations’ histories and there will be many opportunities to share advice and best practice for the ultimate benefit of our athletes and sports.

“As the host National Olympic Committee for London 2012, the BOA’s primary focus is to ensure the success of Team GB at London 2012 whilst creating a legacy infrastructure for success in Rio 2016 and beyond.

“[This] agreement will help greatly towards achieving this objective.”