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U.S. Biathlon Renews Partnership With Auto Eder

New Gloucester, ME – The organization which oversees the Olympic sport of biathlon in the USA has renewed its partnership with Auto Eder as the Official Car Partner of U.S. Biathlon. 


Auto Eder provides U.S. Biathlon with six vans for the duration of the winter season for transport to IBU World Cups and IBU Cups in Europe. Our team entrusts Auto Eder’s high-quality, reliable vehicles to travel through snow, rain, wind or hail, ensuring the safe transport of our 25+ athletes, 10+ staff, rifles, ski equipment and luggage for six months of the year.  


“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Auto Eder,” said Jack Gierhart, U.S. Biathlon President and CEO. “They are an incredibly valuable member of the U.S. Biathlon team, providing the critical transportation we need to move our athletes and staff across all of Europe efficiently and safely. Their reliable vehicles and first-class support enable our staff and athletes to focus on training and competing at the next venue, not on how and if they will get there. Their passion for sport and commitment to excellence align perfectly with U.S. Biathlon.” 


Auto Eder has been a key partner of U.S. Biathlon for five years. Each winter season, our team travels to countries across Europe during the World Cup and IBU Cup circuits, the longest journey can be up to 1,616 miles (2,600 km), further proving the value of our partnership. 


"Here at our auto dealership, we're proud to stand behind the U.S. Biathlon team. Our support for this remarkable group of athletes stems from our shared values of precision, dedication and performance excellence,” said Willi Bonke, Auto Eder Managing Director. “Just as every biathlon competitor combines the art of marksmanship with the skill of skiing, we too strive for a perfect blend of quality and innovation in the automotive world. By sponsoring the U.S. Biathlon team, we not only contribute to their pursuit of victory on the global stage but also reinforce our commitment to pushing boundaries and achieving greatness. We believe in the power of teamwork, determination and the pursuit of perfection, and we see these qualities mirrored in the athletes who proudly represent the United States in the biathlon arena."


About Auto Eder: Auto Eder is the most successful Ford dealer in Europe, offering the best quality in all aspects of the Ford brand since 1976. A 22-time recipient of the Ford Chairman's Award for customer satisfaction, Auto Eder is consistently achieving outstanding business results in the areas of sales and service. This decades-long experience is passed on to the customers. "Life is mobility" - according to this guiding principle of the Eder Group, the Auto Eder team focuses on fast and competent processing and implementation of customer concerns.


About U.S. Biathlon: As the Olympic sports organization centered around the sport of biathlon, the United States Biathlon Association, known as U.S. Biathlon, is recognized by the International Biathlon Union (IBU) and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) as the National Federation for biathlon in the United States. Founded in 1980, U.S. Biathlon exists to support and encourage the development of biathlon in the United States, to work with biathlon clubs and regional centers around the country to organize training and competition from the grassroots to elite level, and to prepare athletes for international competition. U.S. Biathlon staffs and finances the U.S. Biathlon national and junior national teams and is a 501 c (3) non-profit organization.


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