KT Tape and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) announce that KT Tape has been named the official kinesiology tape licensee of Team USA.

The license agreement for both the US Olympic and Paralympic teams will carry through the Rio 2016 and PyeongChang 2018 Games.

Also, KT Tape will be available to all Team USA athletes at all US Olympic Training Centers, per the announcement.

“KT Tape is proud to support the Olympic and Paralympic movements by becoming a licensee of the United States Olympic Committee for the next several years,” said Greg Venner, chief executive officer of Lindon, Utah-based KT Health, in the release.

“In order for Olympic and Paralympic athletes to perform at their best, they need to be supported by the best both on and off their field of play. As a licensee to Team USA, we will be providing them the support they need throughout training, Olympic Trials, competition and to the podium,” he adds.

KT Tape was founded in 2008 following the Beijing Olympic Games. Brand ambassadors include Olympic gold medalist James Harden and three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings, per the release.

“I know how much the product has helped me with pain relief and support throughout training and competition, and I am glad that all members of Team USA will have access to the tape throughout their training process as well as at the Olympics,” Walsh Jennings notes in the release.

“We’re pleased to welcome KT Tape to the Team USA family, and know this product will be a great resource for the USOC sports medicine program and Team USA athletes,” says Dr Bill Moreau, USOC managing director of sports medicine, in the release.

For more information, visit KT Tape.

[Source(s): KT Tape, Business Wire]