Telenor sponsors eight serbian athletes in preparations for Olympic games

October 20, 2011 – As of today, Telenor sponsors eights athletes in individual sports in preparations for the Olympic Games: sport shooters Jasna Šekarić, Zorana Arunović and Damir Mikec, swimmers Ivan Lenđer and Velimir Stjepanović, taekwondoist Milica Mandić, rower Goran Jagar and kayaker Nikolina Moldovan.
In addition to a monthly stipend they will be receiving until the beginning of the Games in London, the athletes get a HTC Sensation mobile phone and a tailor-made tariff package from Telenor.
“As in telecommunications, a sports game is easier if we are well prepared. Therefore, as prior to the previous Olympic Games, we support athletes in preparations for London 2012. The public in Serbia pays huge attention to sport and citizens perceive successes and contests as their own. That is why, with this sponsorship, we wish to bring the eight selected athletes closer to all those who like to cheer and respect friendship and fair play,” says Kjell Morten Johnsen, CEO of Telenor Serbia.
Telenor is the general sponsor of the Olympic Committee of Serbia and the Olympic team of Serbia for the second consecutive Olympic cycle. The cooperation was launched in 2008, prior to the Beijing Games.

“We have been cooperating with Telenor for five years and we have become true partners with a common goal – to establish conditions for the athletes of Serbia they deserve, so that tomorrow we can all together celebrate their successes. We are glad and would like to thank Telenor for leading our pool of sponsors for the second Olympic cycle and supporting the development of sport in Serbia,” says Vlade Divac, President of the Olympic Committee of Serbia.
At the Olympic Games in London, the Olympic team of Serbia will mark the 100th anniversary of its first appearance at this global competition.
Wishing to further present the Serbian Olympic athletes to the public, Telenor has provided a free download of two favourite songs of swimmer Ivan Lenđer, “I know you want me” by PitBull and “Dolazi sindikat” by the Beogradski sindikat band, from Telenor WAP portal ( The songs can be downloaded from 5 pm today until 5 pm tomorrow. In addition, autographed photos of Telenor’s Olympic athletes can be found at Telenor Facebook page.
For additional information, please contact: