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Allianz backs mental health initiatives for Olympians

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Allianz, the Insurance Partner of the Australian Olympic and Paralympic teams, is supporting a range of mental health initiatives for athletes who will be representing the country in Tokyo next year.

The support is part of the insurer’s partnership with the Australian Olympic and Paralympics Australia (PA).

In September the insurer will present mental health webinars, where its Olympic and Paralympic ambassadors will share their personal stories and anecdotes. The insurer will also support the PA’s new mentoring program.

The postponement of the Olympics and Paralympics to next year has disrupted athletes, who have had to adjust to new training routines because of lockdown measures.

“True support isn’t just being there for the highs, it’s to be there through the lows,” Allianz Australia Chief Marketing Manager Nick Adams said.

“Allianz is committed to providing unwavering support to its ambassadors every step of the way to Tokyo 2020. From the moment we welcomed them, to the moment the Games were postponed, Allianz has stayed by the side of its ambassadors and will continue to do so.”

Allianz has named Paralympic rugby team Australian Steelers, swimmer Cate Campbell, Paralympic athlete Madison de Rozario, Paralympic triathlete Nic Beveridge and surfer Owen Wright as its official ambassadors for the Olympics and Paralympics.