10th March 2010

Aviva Telegraph Partnership


10 March 2010

UKA’s number one sponsor Aviva has partnered the Telegraph Media Group for the exclusive online streaming of the IAAF World Indoor Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar between 12-14th of March.

The partnership gives users the ability to watch the event as part of Aviva’s commitment to support UK athletes.

Athletics fans in the UK will be able to support the Aviva Great Britain & Northern Ireland (GB&NI) team live in action at www.telegraph.co.uk/athleticslive

Chief Executive of UKA Niels de Vos said: ‘We are delighted that Aviva are sponsoring the Telegraph’s live streaming of the IAAF World Championships in Doha enabling the British athletics supporting public to watch this world class event.’

Aviva GB&NI team athletes competing include World Champions Jessica Ennis and Jenny Meadows. Meadows will be team captain in Doha, whilst heptathlon World Champion Ennis will look for a return to the podium in the pentathlon.

Following the Aviva GB&NI team announcement UKA Head Coach Charles van Commenee said: “This competition gives athletes an opportunity to gain championship experience on a global level. The team is slightly bigger than I would have anticipated at the start of the winter season which positively shows the depth of the pool of athletes we have.”