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Friday, February 21, 2014

TCS partners with Finnish Wheelchair Curling Team towards Sochi Paralympic Games

TCS partners with Finnish Wheelchair Curling Team towards Sochi Paralympic Games
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) has partnered with the Finnish Wheelchair Curling Team, supporting the team in their quest for Olympic glory at the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi (March 7-16, 2014). TCS will serve as partner to the team for a period of one year and provide support for the team toward their equipment, logistics and digital devices such as smartphones at Sochi.

The Finnish national team qualified for the 2014 Paralympics based on its performance at the 2013 World Wheelchair Curling Championships. This is the first time that Finland has qualified in this category at the Paralympics, making it one amongst the top 10 teams in the world vying for a medal at Sochi.

Team Captain Markku Karjalainen comments, "We were so pleased when we qualified back in 2013 and since then the team has worked even harder to ensure that we will deliver when it counts in Sochi. We are really excited about going and plan on making Finland proud! I am grateful to TCS (Incidentally also my employer) for their support at a crucial time in our preparations."

TCS supports several worldwide community programs that promote skill development, sustainability, wellness and health. In Europe, it serves as the main partner to the Berlin Marathon and the TCS Amsterdam Marathon, helping raise crucial funds for cancer research. The company has recently launched another initiative in Finland to globalize Finnish innovation, by promoting five Finnish companies to showcase disruptive technologies in the Silicon Valley.

Ruchikar Dalela, Country Manager, TCS Finland, said, "It is an important part of our company's values to support crucial community programs, hand in hand with the growth of our business presence in Finland. The Finnish wheelchair curling team is a great example of how it is possible to channelize your energies in the right direction, excelling in spite of great odds. It represents the very Finnish spirit called Sisu and it is TCS' privilege to support this team as they head to Sochi. On behalf of the entire TCS community in Finland - our employees, clients and partners - we wish the team great success at Sochi and beyond."

Tiina Kivisaari, Secretary General, Finnish Paralympic Committee, said, "The Sochi Paralympics involves over 700 athletes across 45 nations and this year, Finland has managed to qualify in a total of 5 out of 6 sports, sending more athletes to a Paralympics that we have ever before. With new sports and athletes joining, competition is growing and we see the interest in Paralympics rising. On behalf of the FPC, we are pleased with the support that this partnership offers, giving to the Wheelchair Curling Team additional means to bring home a gold medal from Sochi."

Follow and support the team in Sochi on Facebook: www.facebook.com/WheelchairCurlingTeamFinland

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Posted On: 2014-02-20 11:08:10

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