German Olympic Athletes Celebrated with Audi Parade

Following their return from Vancouver, the German Olympic athletes were welcomed yesterday with a car parade in downtown Munich. From the “Siegestor” (“Victory Gate”) via “Ludwigstrasse” to the “Marienplatz” square directly in front of City Hall: in a total of 30 Audi A5 and A3 cabriolets, the team was greeted by the crowd lining the route.

The German Olympic team brought home a total of 10 gold, 13 silver and 7 bronze medals, clinching second place for Germany in the medal table.

“Audi has been partnering with the German winter athletes for several decades now, and partnered with the DOSB in Vancouver for the first time. This premiere has clearly shown that Five Rings and Four Rings fit together perfectly,”
Peter Schwarzenbauer, Member of the Board of Management for Marketing and Sales of AUDI AG, said in a release.

“At the same time, we wish the Paralympics athletes who are departing today a lot of success at the Paralympics,” added Schwarzenbauer.

The German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) and Audi are now setting their sights on the future: in 2012, the Summer Olympics will be held in London, and the four-ring brand will again partner with the German athletes.

Audi will provide the shuttle vehicles for the German athletes, who will benefit from the wind tunnel center in Ingolstadt, which will serve as a training facility. Audi is also working on the development of new hand-bike technologies for disabled athletes.
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