AMERICAN FORK, Utah, Aug. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Category leader in kinesiology tape and sports medicine taping products, KT Health (dba KT Tape) today announced its full list of athlete ambassadors heading into the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The list includes 14 Olympic and Paralympic athletes, representing nine different sports.
The full list of KT Tape athlete ambassadors for this year's Summer Olympic Games includes Tony Azevedo (water polo), Haley Anderson (open water swimming), Joe Berenyi (Paralympian, cycling), Boris Berian (track and field), Tucker Dupree (Paralympian, swimming), Adeline Gray (wrestling), Sarah Hammer (track cycling), Molly Huddle (track and field), Kerri Walsh Jennings (beach volleyball), Meb Keflezighi (marathon), Brenda Martinez (track and field), Oksana Masters (Paralympian, cycling), Megan Rapinoe (soccer) and Melissa Stockwell (Paralympian, triathlon). Olympic fans can visit KTTape.com to learn more about each athlete ambassador and their journey to Rio.
"We are excited to have such an outstanding group of athletes representing us at the 2016 Summer Olympics," said Greg Venner, Chief Executive Officer of KT Health. "These athletes have dedicated their lives to their respective sports and we are honored that we can provide the support they need to make their Olympic dreams become a reality."
In March, KT Tape was named an official licensee of the United States Olympic Committee and entered partnerships with six national governing bodies including USA Cycling, USA Gymnastics, USA Rugby, USA Track & Field, USA Triathlon, and USA Wrestling to add to its existing relationship with U.S. Soccer.
As part of the USOC partnership, the brand created a limited edition line of Team USA tape complete with USA text and the Olympic rings. The tape is available in red, blue and black and can be purchased at retailers including DICK'S Sporting Goods, Walmart and CVS Pharmacy as well as online at KTTape.com.
About KT Tape
KT Health (dba KT Tape), based in American Fork, Utah, is the category leader in sports medicine taping products -- providing pain relief solutions and support for hundreds of common sports-related injuries. Used by professional athletes, Olympians and every day athletes, KT Tape products have been adopted in nearly every sport. Following the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, KT Tape experienced accelerated growth as its products became widely available in retail channels. Currently, KT Tape products are sold in over 35,000 retail locations in the U.S. and 40 countries worldwide. KT Tape's broad distribution covers sporting goods, food, drug and mass retail channels, as well as clinicians, online retailers and the company's own e-commerce site, KTTape.com. KT Tape empowers consumers with a wealth of educational resources, including a vast library of online videos and on-site demonstrations at more than 150 athletic events each year. KT Tape's official athlete endorsements of Olympic gold medalist in basketball, James Harden, and international beach volleyball star and three-time Olympic gold-medalist, Kerri Walsh Jennings continue to create visible awareness for the brand. With new innovations and an expanding product line, KT Tape continues to strengthen its global presence. For more information, visit KTTape.com.
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