Fans choose Speedo as brand of the year at sports technology awards

Fans choose Speedo as brand of the year at sports technology awards

The world’s leading swimwear brand, Speedo, has scooped the ‘Fan Brand of the Year’ accolade at this year’s Sports Technology Awards in London.

Speedo beat stiff competition from over 30 global sportswear brands to take the title of ‘Fan Brand of the Year’, which was voted for by sports fans all over the world.

The Sports Technology Awards rewards and celebrates the best and most innovative technology advances in sport. Speedo is the first ever brand to win the ‘Fan Brand of the Year’ award, which was introduced this year to allow sports fans all over the world to commend brands that have a significant relevance to the UK sports market.

Sean Hastings, Vice President of Product and Marketing at Speedo International said: “Since 1928 we’ve been striving to create the most innovative products and inspire swimmers. Fans are the lifeblood of sport and technology is at the heart of what we do, that’s why it’s such an honour to win an award as voted for by sports fans globally.”

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For further information please contact the Speedo International PR team:

Susannah Lee, GUNG HO susannah@gunghoco.com +44 203 667 1803

Pippa Briggs, GUNG HO pippa@gunghoco.com +44121 604 6366

About Speedo® The world’s leading swimwear brand, Speedo is passionate about life in and around the water, creating revolutionary new technologies, designs and innovations and supporting swimming from grass-roots through to elite level. In the 1920s Speedo made history with the Racerback: the world’s first non-wool suit. In 2008 Speedo redefined swimwear again with Fastskin LZR RACER - the fastest and most technologically advanced swimsuit ever created. 2011 saw Speedo unveil another world first with the Fastskin Racing System - a cap, goggle and suit designed to work together as one.  Speedo is owned by Speedo Holdings B.V and distributed in over 170 countries around the world; to find out more visit: www.speedo.com. SPEEDO, the ARROW device, FASTSKIN, AQUALAB, RACING SYSTEM, SPEEDO BIOFUSE, SPEEDO ENDURANCE, SPEEDO SCULPTURE and LZR RACER are registered trademarks of Speedo Holdings B.V. The LZR RACER suit has worldwide design rights and patents. The FASTSKIN3 cap, goggle and suit has worldwide design rights and patents pending.