The Olympics is more than just a sporting event because of the way the games bring people together. Around the globe, people are joining the conversation about champions, unlikely heroes, and the inspiring spirit of determination that proves hard work makes dreams come true. And, AT&T is the company that helps us connect with one another as we experience this world-class event collectively, watching who takes home the gold, silver, and bronze for each new challenge. From our phones, TVs, and laptops, we find ourselves in front-row seats for these feats of athletic excellence in the pool, on the court, and beyond.
For more than 30 years, AT&T has been helping Olympic athletes and the spectators who support them connect with their loved ones back home. The multinational communications company is a proud partner of the US Olympic and Paralympic teams, and when it comes to giving us access to the games, this is the sponsor that allows people to share their news and tell incredible stories.
The 2016 Summer Games in Rio are rapidly approaching, and AT&T will bridge what happens in the heart of Brazil with the folks watching throughout North America and across other continents. Athletes can call up coaches from their hometowns for a last-minute pep talk before going for the gold. Family and friends can drop a line to wish these players luck and motivate them before what could be the biggest and most defining moment of their lives. And fans can stay in touch as they trot around the jungle and sea of South America.
As the sponsor of National Governing Bodies and several specific athletes, AT&T is able to hook us up to the action in whole new ways. Situated solidly behind Team USA, AT&T supports US Swimming, US Diving, US Gymnastics, and US Soccer. In addition to those organizations, the company backs four athletic all-stars, Gabby Douglas, Gymnastics; Alana Nichols, Paralympics, parakayak; Alex Morgan, Soccer; and Matt Grevers, Swimming.
Upgrade your status as an AT&T Fanmate, and get on the Road to Rio with unrivaled access to USA athletics. AT&T Fanmate isn’t just a fancy title – it’s an entire VIP experience to plug in like a pro and receive exclusive video messages from AT&T Athletes like Gabrielle Douglas and Alex Morgan. Separate yourself from the spectators who don’t mind missing some of the most memorable moments, and ensure you never skip a beat while these Summer Games are airing. This is an event that only comes around every four years, so tune in all your gadgets and tech toys to make the most of it.
Go to attfanmate.com now to upload your photo, and let the games begin! Within 24 hours, you’ll receive the photo you submitted with a branded Olympics overlay – so be sure to keep an eye on your email. Share that photo on Twitter and encourage your followers to become Fanmates by including the hashtag #ATTFanmates and attfanmate.com.
The AT&T Road to Rio Tour continues with a stop in Chicago July 6-10 and in Los Angeles July 23-24. Along the way, the AT&T music stage will feature performances and fun that celebrate this Team USA partnership in action.
Here are a few ways you can start gearing up for the games:
Follow AT&T @ATT on Twitter and Instagram, on Snapchat, and on Facebook at Facebook.com/ATT Become an #ATTFanmate at attfanmate.com and follow the #ATTFanmate to keep up with all the latest buzz. And follow AT&T on Snapchat
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