March 30th, 2021
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Illinois Beverage Association Congratulates Olympians for Historic Tokyo 2020 Participation

More than 60 athletes with connections to Illinois set to compete in the Olympic games

CHICAGO, IL – The Illinois Beverage Association (IBA) proudly salutes those participating in the historic 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which were postponed over a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 60 Olympians with Illinois connections are participating in the games, which occur from July 23rd to August 8th. IBA member companies have a long history of supporting Olympians, remaining at the forefront this year as they provide operational support, sponsorships, and engaging multimedia content for audiences and participants.

“The IBA congratulates all athletes participating in the games this year, especially those with personal ties to Illinois,,” said Rob Nash, Executive Director of the IBA. “We are also proud to acknowledge the dedication of our member companies in making these Olympic games successful, accessible, and memorable for all.”

Some of IBA’s member companies are directly sponsoring specific sporting events and Olympians, as well as participating in a worldwide partnership alongside other firms and international organizations. Members are also donating refreshments and creating innovative marketing campaigns to raise awareness, promote inclusivity, and encourage viewer participation during Tokyo 2020.

For the full list of athletes connected to Illinois, click here. Coverage of the 2020 Olympics is available on NBC or at