9 Belgian companies selected to join the Olympic Games


Nine Belgian companies are participating in the organisation of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Barco, Bioracer, Desso, EVS, Janssen-Fritsen, NEP Belgium, Philips Lighting Belux, PRG and Schréder are all representing Belgian industry at the highest sporting level.

Together with a whole delegation of over a hundred Belgian athletes going to Rio de Janeiro this summer, there will also be nine companies helping to put Belgium on the map during the Olympic Games. A contract with the Agoria's Sports Technology Club, representing the interests of Belgian technology companies in international sport performance, was already signed by the Brazilian organisation committee before the last Olympic Games in London.

Peter Demuynck from Agoria remains pleased, although Belgium is less involved than during the last Olympic Games, during which twenty five companies from our country were concerned. “After all the Olympic minimum is always that bit higher when more distant export destinations are involved.” Belgium is assisting the organisation in the areas of media technology, infrastructure, lighting and sports equipment. Most of the companies were already involved in London. Janssen-Fritsen is the only newcomer. This Temse-based company is to supply all the equipment for the artistic gymnastics competitions.

Furthermore, Barco, EVS, NEP Belgium and PRG are respectively to provide video screens, production infrastructure, broadcasting vans and venue technology. Schréder and Philips Lighting Belux are in turn responsible for the (LED) lighting in the mythical Maracanã stadium and the Olympic park. Finally Desso has installed a GrassMaster hybrid natural grass field in the Corinthians Arena in São Paulo and Bioracer is to supply cycling apparel for a number of teams.