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Ansell appointed as Official Provider for Melbourne 2006

06 Oct 05 04:43
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Ansell was today announced as an Official Provider for the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.

Appointed to provide 60,000 condoms and 60,000 units of personal lubricant specifically for the Athlete’s Village, Ansell will also supply surgical and examination gloves for use in the Melbourne 2006 Medical Polyclinic.

Burton Van Rooyen, Vice President Marketing Asia Pacific, Ansell, said he was delighted to be associated with the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.

“2005 marks the centenary year for Ansell, and as we begin our next 100 years we’re thrilled to be onboard with the biggest sporting and cultural event Melbourne has ever hosted”, Mr Van Rooyen said.

“The Games being in Melbourne is also an added bonus for us - Ansell began as a small business in Richmond before growing to the large global company it is today.”

Mr Van Rooyen said Ansell enjoyed a history of successful association with high profile sporting events such as the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000.

“We initially supplied 50,000 condoms for the Athlete’s Village in Sydney in 2000, however 30,000 additional condoms were requested during Games time”, Mr Van Rooyen said.

“Similarly, for the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Ansell is happy to assist with additional condom and medical glove supplies if required.”

Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Corporation Chief Executive Officer, Mr John Harnden, congratulated Ansell on their involvement with the Games.

"We’re delighted to welcome Ansell to the Melbourne 2006 Sponsor Family”, Mr Harnden said.

The Games will be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to witness 4500 elite athletes from 71 nations taking part in the XVIII Commonwealth Games to be held from 15-26 March 2006.
For further information on the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, go to

Ansell Limited is a global leader in healthcare barrier protective products and in 2005 celebrates 100 years in its field. With operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, Ansell employs more than 11,000 people worldwide and holds leading positions in the natural latex and synthetic polymer glove and condom markets. Ansell operates in three main business segments: Occupational Healthcare, supplying hand protection to the industrial market; Professional Healthcare, supplying surgical and examination gloves to healthcare professionals; and Consumer Healthcare, supplying sexual health products and consumer hand protection. Information on Ansell and its products can be found at


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Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games
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