Ingolstadt (ots/PROTEXT) 31. 10. 2002 - The Ingolstadt car manufacturer and Germany's most successful Winter Olympics participant of all time are teaming up for the future. The World Record holder in speed-skating over 3000 and 5000 metres has entered into a cooperation with AUDI AG until the Olympic Games in 2006. Claudia Pechstein's competition sportssuit will feature the well-known logo with the Four Rings for the first time at the German Single Distance Championships in Erfurt over the coming weekend. Only yesterday sports journalists voted Claudia Pechstein Ice Speed Skater of the Year 2002.
"The dynamism of Audi cars and of Ice Speed Skating really go well together. And naturally I am particularly proud that such a prestigious company has decided to work together with me," said the delighted 30 year old Pechstein.
"Claudia Pechstein is one of Germany's leading winter sportswomen. She proved this once again with her two victories in Salt Lake City. In addition to this she has in the meantime attained real celebrity status, but has remained refreshingly down to earth," reasoned Stephan Grühsem, Head of Communications at AUDI AG, concerning the cooperation. "Our Four Rings and Claudia's four Olympic Gold Medals are an excellent match," said Grühsem.
The Audi Logo will continue to feature on Pechstein's competition sportsuit. And Audi will be involving the four-time Olympic Champion in future PR activities.
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