People for Paris

How are Allianz employees playing a role in the Olympics?

As the Worldwide Insurance Partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Movements, Allianz is proud of its role in an event that supports uniting the world through sport. And for an organization with employees based in more than 70 countries across the globe, this is a unique opportunity for unity and an experience like no other. Ahead and during the Games, Allianz employees globally can get involved in the Olympics, be it as active participants, such as torch bearers or volunteers, or spectators onsite, from home or the office. In fact, more than 500 colleagues from 16 Allianz entities will be volunteering at Paris 2024 in a variety of roles, while 2000 colleagues across 30 entities ordered tickets to live the experience in person.
Allianz employee with a suitcase on hand, walking over a bridge in Paris with the Eiffel Tower in the background.
According to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), ‘’the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024 will be the biggest event ever organized in France.’’ Between July and August 2024, the city of Paris will welcome 10,500 athletes, and thousands of others with an active role, including 31,500 volunteers, 11,000 torch bearers and millions of spectators. Every single person contributes to not only making the Games happen, but it being a series of memorable events that for a few weeks, bring the world together through love and passion for sport. 

Let’s start with the highest number, which applies to volunteers. From a total of over 30.000 volunteers across France, 200 are Allianz employees who will travel to Paris to support in one way or another onsite and experience the Olympic and Paralympic Games environment in its entirety. 

Thierry Jouve, Retail Development Inspector who’s been with Allianz for over 20 years, was a volunteer at London 2012 and shared what it felt like to be in London back then. ‘’Allianz as a partner has enabled several employees of the Group to live this unique experience, which always brings back magical memories,’’ he says. ‘’Every time it has been a real pleasure as the event organization is always top and especially you could share this unique experience with other employees who come from different backgrounds.’’ As volunteers, Allianzers support the organizers in a variety of roles, from welcoming spectators and guiding them to the right venue to distributing useful equipment and assisting the athletes or medical staff on the ground. 

Another key role that Allianz employees will represent again in these Games is that of the torch bearer. 10,000 torch bearers have been selected for the Olympic Games and 1,000 for the Paralympic Games. From those, twenty-three lucky Allianz colleagues will be a part of the Olympic Torch Relay in this year’s Games, including Ricarda Bodenburg, Insurance clerk at Allianz Lebensversicherungs-AG in Hannover. Ricarda’s dedication and passion for sports, from road cycling to running and swimming, makes her the ideal torchbearer for Paris 2024, alongside a few other colleagues (and board members) who share that same passion in different ways.

Finally, there’s the spectators - the people who the Olympics are for and couldn’t do without. Over the last months, Allianz set up several raffles to offer tickets to the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024 to lucky employees.  One of them is Allianz employee Amelie Burt, who has followed the Olympics since she was a kid living in Germany and later participated at Tokyo 2020 as a training partner in Judo. Amelie has now been working at Allianz for four years and when hearing about the unique opportunity to internally purchase tickets for the Paris 2024 this year, she went for it. ''I am excited to attend the Games in person and to cheer the athletes. In Tokyo, we were missing the fans - I am looking forward to seeing full stadiums again."

Allianz will be present in all these different ways during the Games, in the spirit of collaboration and integration through sport. We’re looking forward to experiencing the Games together as one company and Olympic & Paralympic Partner. 

And let’s not forget the workers, locals and others operating behind-the-scenes to make this prestigious event happen, from local business owners to cooks in the Olympic village. Follow Get Ready for Paris to discover more.

The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with around 125 million* private and corporate customers in nearly 70 countries. Allianz customers benefit from a broad range of personal and corporate insurance services, ranging from property, life and health insurance to assistance services to credit insurance and global business insurance. Allianz is one of the world’s largest investors, managing around 746 billion euros** on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore, our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage about 1.8 trillion euros** of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we are among the leaders in the insurance industry in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2023, over 157,000 employees achieved total business volume of 161.7 billion euros and an operating profit of 14.7 billion euros for the group.
* Including non-consolidated entities with Allianz customers.
** As of March 31, 2024.
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