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Hyundai, Official Sponsor of the Swatch World Tour in Barcelona

3 June, 2008

HYUNDAI is now the main sponsor of the Barcelona Swatch FIVB Beach Volley World Tour, the most important competition of its kind in the world, including 35 tournaments in 35 countries in 5 continents. Its inclusion in the Pekin Olympics, for both men and women, has made this sport even more popular.

In the female category, the North American team, Branagh and Youngs, won the gold medal. The silver and bronze medals went to Brazilians Renata/Talita and Juliana/Larissa.

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The German team, Brink and Dieckmann, won the gold medal in the men’s category. Russians Barsouk and Kolodinsky took the silver medal, while Brazilians Ricardo and Emanuel won the bronze.

The Honourary President of the International Olympic Committee, José Antonio Samaranch, presided over the awards ceremony.

With its presence in leading sporting events this year, HYUNDAI proves it is committed to promoting sports as an element that brings cultures together.