× Main Page Fashion Lifestyle Sport Home Travel Real Estate Business
Social Responsibility Education Innovations
Brands Lists
× Main Page Fashion Lifestyle Sport Home Travel Real Estate Business

BUSINESS - COMPANY NEWS

Canadian speed skater Ted-Jan Bloemen becomes the first athlete sponsored with cryptocurrency

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

World record holder Ted-Jan Bloemen in CEEK virtual reality headset (CNW Group/CEEK VR, Inc

BUSINESS - COMPANY NEWS

Source : CEEK VR, Inc.

Facebook Share Twitter Tweet Google Plus Share

Canadian speed skater and double world record holder Ted-Jan Bloemen has teamed up with ONG Social and CEEK VR in a unique sponsorship. The terms of the agreement include cryptocurrency compensation, which Bloemen will use to achieve his speed skating goals.

In return, Bloemen will share his journey to success on the ONG Social network and will be featured in a 360 Virtual Reality Experience on CEEK VR.

The cryptocurrency sponsorship will allow Bloemen to take advantage of exciting opportunities for trade. No longer constrained by a fixed sponsorship amount, Bloemen can earn cryptocurrency rewards to help finance his podium goals.

Bloemen will be competing for Canada next month at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in the 5,000 metre, 10,000 metre, and Team Pursuit events in PyeongChang, Korea.

A dual Canadian-Dutch citizen, the Netherlands-born Bloemen's father was born in New Brunswick. Ted-Jan Bloemen moved to Calgary in 2014 to compete for Canada.

"Speed skating success is all about progression – building and building to peak at the right time. I'm excited to step into the future with ONG and CEEK. Their progressive approach to social media and VR paired with crypto currencies bring a whole new perspective. A perspective that, I believe, has a lot of potential! I feel like I just got two new teammates to help put me over the top, at the most important point in the season." Ted-Jan Bloemen, Canadian National Team Speed Skater, Double World Record Holder

"As the VR Entertainment and VR Education market leader, we are thrilled to partner with Speed Skating's category leader, world record holder Ted-Jan Bloemen. His support for cutting-edge technologies is reflective of his proclivity for pushing the boundaries. We believe Virtual Reality isn't just great for our audience (Ceekers) but will ultimately be used for training and maximizing player performance and potential." Mary Spio, CEO and Founder, CEEK VR, Inc.

"OneName Global (ONG) is honored to partner with speed skating world record holder, Ted-Jan Bloemen. He is a classic example that, with hard work and determination, you can achieve your dreams. ONG is pleased to be able to highlight Ted-Jan's athletic journey on social media and award a dedicated athlete with a new form of digital gold through the ONG cryptocurrency sponsorship." Christopher J. Kramer, CEO, ONG, Inc.

"I believe this cryptocurrency sponsorship is a first for any athlete. This is really a whole new frontier. It will be exciting to see how cryptocurrency can work for Ted-Jan, in particular, but also the impact it will have on the sport marketing industry as a whole." Lawrence Baslaw, President, Baslaw + Associates Inc., and Bloemen's agent





LATEST POSTS
Cavallo Point's history dates back to the 18th century. The complex that was Fort Baker military base in those years is currently housing to the Cavallo Point Lodge with the Golden Gate Bridge view, on the coast of the San Francisco Bay. I talked with Brendan Carlin about Cavallo Point Lodge.
Ozan Çelik is an architectural photographer who has studied architecture. His educational background and the city he lives in gives him a different perspective. We had a conversation about architectural photography with Ozan.
Don Purser discovered his passion for architecture when he was 6 years old. He seriously decided to become an architect in high school years. After his graduation from Texas Tech University in 1974, he began his architectural career in Houston.
Maglieriapelle is a handcrafted men's shoe brand with a direct-to-customer model. It offers unique leather shoes with opanka stitching technique, premium leather selections, and their signature hand-painting. I talked with them to learn more.
Autor Rooms is the first hospitality concept in Poland built entirely from local products in collaboration with local designers and producers. I talked to Magdalena Ponagajbo about this concept and she told me about the concept, history, and features of Autor Rooms.