U.S. Biathlon Announces Partnership with Auto Europe
In March, Auto Europe CEO Imad Khalidi announced a three-way partnership between his global car-rental company, Outdoor Sport Institute (OSI) and the U.S. Biathlon Team. This new deal will provide support for OSI'S highly successful Biathlon Development Program; a program that has produced 15 Olympians and Paralympians in its first 17 seasons, including recent world champion Lowell Bailey.
“With such a strong program here in Maine, this partnership allows us to make a difference where we live, while also supporting an impressive U.S. team in their pursuits abroad,” said Khalidi.
Bailey became the first American to win a World Championship in biathlon when he took the gold in the 20km Individual race in Hochfilzen, Austria in February. He was on hand to offer his perspective on this new announcement. “OSI was there for me when there was no other coaching and training support available. It was the bridge that allowed me