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Olympic and Paralympic Partnerships

Allianz is proud to be the Worldwide Insurance Partner of the International Olympic and Paralympic Movements

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Get ready to cheer, get ready for gold, get ready for the best

Allianz officially began its eight-year worldwide partnership with the Olympic and Paralympic Movements in 2021, building on a collaboration with the Paralympic Movement that began in 2006. In doing so, Allianz Life has joined other Allianz companies around the world in supporting the Olympic and Paralympic Movements and their athletes, teams, volunteers, and fans as a Top Partner of the International Olympic Committee and International Paralympic Committee.

We’re proud to support these movements and are excited for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024.


Get ready for Team Allianz

We are proud to sponsor several Olympians and Paralympians. We admire their enthusiastic pursuit of their goals, their commitment to overcoming adversity, and their dedication to inspiring the next generation. They truly exemplify our Allianz Life values of integrity, caring, excellence, and respect.

Ashleigh Johnson, U.S. Olympian – water polo

Not once, but twice, Ashleigh Johnson has helped the U.S. Women’s Water Polo Team take home gold, and she is looking for a three-peat at the Olympic Games Paris 2024.

Ashleigh is currently the top water polo goalkeeper in the world and the first Black woman to represent Team USA at the Olympic Games in water polo.

“It’s a great feeling to win,” said Ashleigh, “but what I am most proud of is that my success has given me an opportunity to help others. Giving back to the community I grew up in and providing kids who look like me the chance to develop skills in and out of the pool is what matters most to me.”

Learn more about Ashleigh on her Team USA page.

Chuck Aoki, U.S. Paralympian – wheelchair rugby

Soon to be Dr. Chuck Aoki (upon completion of his doctorate in International Relations/Comparative Politics), this three-time Paralympic medalist is a force on wheels.

Originally from our hometown of Minneapolis, Chuck has used a wheelchair for most of his life.

“Funny enough, I saw the documentary Murderball and thought, ‘I could do that,’” said Chuck of his introduction to the sport. “I didn’t think in that moment that one day I’d be a Paralympic medalist, but here we are!”

Learn more about Chuck on his Team USA page.

Ian Seidenfeld, U.S. Paralympian – Para table tennis 

A winner on the table and in the office, Ian Seidenfeld is more than a Team Allianz Athlete Ambassador; he’s one of our co-workers! Ian joined the team at Allianz Life in early 2023 as an Internal Sales Consultant.

“Getting to work for Allianz Life and be one of their athletes is a really unique opportunity,” said Ian. “It’s neat to have represented the brand previously and now getting to do so knowing the names and faces behind the brand.”

He looks to defend his gold medal at the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.

Learn more about Ian on his Team USA page.

Matt Stutzman, U.S. Paralympian – Para archery

Known as “The Armless Archer,” Matt Stutzman taught himself to use a bow and arrow on the family farm where he grew up.

He jumped into the international spotlight by winning the silver medal for archery at the London 2012 Paralympic Games before going on to compete at the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

“Throughout my life, I have been very lucky,” said Matt. “I don’t see myself as someone who has no arms. I see myself as somebody who is completely normal like everyone else. Because of that, I was able to push myself and achieve my Paralympic dream in 2012.”

Learn more about Matt on his Team USA page.

Regan Smith, U.S. Olympian – swimming

Regan Smith is one of the world’s premier women’s backstroke swimmers. She broke her first World Record at age 17, and already has three medals in her pocket.

“Last time I was the new kid on the block, but this time I feel I have a lot to prove,” said Regan of her Paris 2024 ambitions. “Yes, there’s tons of external pressure and people’s high expectations, but I am slowing down, focusing on swimming, and enjoying life a lot more.”

Learn more about Regan on her Team USA page.

Jessie Diggins, U.S. Olympian – cross-country skiing

Afton, Minnesota native Jessie Diggins is best known for her dramatic finish at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, lunging across the finish line to take gold for the USA.

At the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, Jessie won a silver medal in the 30-kilometer freestyle and a bronze medal in the individual sprint. With those wins, she became the most decorated American cross-country skier of all time. And at the World Championships in Planica, Slovenia, she became the first­ U.S. cross-country skier to win an individual world title.

“What I love about skiing,” Jessie explained, “is the chance to push my body to the limit, to be training outside on beautiful trails with great people, and having the chance to find something new about myself with every race!”

Team Shuster, U.S. Olympians – curling

In 2022, John Shuster represented Team USA for his fifth consecutive Olympic Winter Games and had the honor of being America’s male flag-bearer during the Opening Ceremony. Prior to that, John’s team won the gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.

The team has since won its ninth National Championship, going on to compete at the 2023 World Men’s Curling Championship.

“When your back’s against the wall, that’s where your character really shows, and the character of everybody on our team,” said John. “We’re all fighters. I think we've proven that plenty of times.”


Our support of athletes, excellence, and well-being goes far beyond the Olympic Games

Supporting athletes on and off the field

The Athlete Buddy Program is an interactive mentoring program in which an athlete is teamed up with a group of Allianz employees. Over the course of the program, the athlete mentors the group by sharing his or her experience. The group also exchanges their knowledge on self-selected topics like resilience, stress management, and mental well-being.

Preparing the next generation to move

We’re also passionate about strengthening the role of sports in society to create a healthier environment for young people. Our MoveNow program aims to enable the next generation to move their body, mind, and spirit. With the program, Allianz commits to helping people of the next generation through 24 worldwide initiatives, including in-person and virtual camps, leading up to the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024.

“A Winning Mindset” podcast

We have supported the Paralympic Movement for 15 years. As part of the celebration of this milestone, Allianz partnered with the International Paralympic Committee to create “A Winning Mindset,” a podcast recognizing the athletes, as well as the coaches, guides, family, and friends who have sparked their confidence along the way.

Athlete hiring program

We are always seeking athletes who competed or are competing on the national level in their sports discipline, and who are open to widening their horizons by joining the Worldwide Insurance Partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Movements. Our recruiters are looking forward to helping these athletes find jobs that match their skills and mindset in areas like Marketing, Sales, HR, Legal, Operations, and many more.