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May 12, 2005
JAL Appointed Official Airline for Japan Olympic Team

2006 Turin Winter Olympics & 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics


Tokyo May 12, 2005: Japan Airlines has been appointed by the Japan Olympic Committee (JOC) as an official airline for the 20th Olympic Winter Games in Turin, Italy in February 2006; and the 29th Olympiad in Beijing, China in August 2008. As an official airline, JAL will provide transportation to the athletes and officials of both the Japanese national summer and winter Olympic teams. Support will be provided from now up until the end of December 2008.

Most recently JAL has been the official airline for the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics held in Japan, as well, as the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics, 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, and 2004 Athens Summer Olympics.

In the past, JAL flew the Olympic Flame from Athens to Japan to light the torch at the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games. In February of this year, JAL supported the 2005 Special Olympics World Winter Games held in Nagano, Japan, and assisted by promoting the event in-flight, dispatching staff to the Games offices, and providing air tickets to athletes.

Recent Olympics  

Year

Place

Olympiad

JAL Participation

1998

Nagano

Winter

Official Airline. Operated chartered flight to transport the Olympic torch.

2000

Sydney

Summer

Official Airline. Aircraft on domestic Japan routes specially painted with the JOC emblem and "Ganbare! Nippon (Go Japan!)".

2002

Salt Lake City

Winter

Official airline.

2004

Athens

Summer

Official Airline. Two JAL cabin attendants from JAL Rabbits team selected as members of national basketball team in the Athens Olympics.

2005

Nagano

Special Winter

Support the event by promoting the event in-flight, dispatching staff to the Games offices, and providing air tickets to athletes.

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