KT Tape Signs on as Exclusive Kinesiology Tape of USA Rugby

LAFAYETTE, Colo. – USA Rugby today announced a new partnership with KT Tape, the leading producer of kinesiology tape and related sports medicine products in the retail market. As the exclusive kinesiology tape of USA Rugby, KT Tape will be made readily available to all of the USA Rugby men's and women's national team athletes as they prepare for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games and international test matches.

KT Tape is an elastic sports tape designed for muscle, ligament and tendon pain relief and support. KT Tape is also the official kinesiology tape of USA Cycling, USA Gymnastics, USA Track and Field, USA Triathlon and USA Wrestling, as well as the official kinesiology tape licensee of the U.S. Olympic Committee. By providing lightweight support that helps athletes of all levels remain active without restriction, KT Tape will allow USA Rugby athletes to train longer and finish stronger.

"It's an exciting year for rugby as the sevens prepare to debut in Rio and we're proud to be supporting Team USA on its pursuit for the gold," said Greg Venner, chief executive officer of KT Health. "In a sport where mobility and physical contact is integral to success, KT Tape will play a key role both on and off the field, providing pain relief and support for muscles, joints and tendons, while also aiding in the recovery process."

 

KT Tape was founded in 2008 following the Beijing Olympic Games to empower everyday athletes to relieve pain and provide muscle support. As the category leader, KT Tape is the most widely distributed kinesiology tape brand in the United States and is also sold in more than 40 countries.

"We are delighted to have joined into partnership with KT Tape," said USA Rugby CEO Nigel Melville. "Our athletes, coaching staff and trainers will all be major beneficiaries of this kinesiology tape on their path to the Summer Olympic Games. We are happy to have partnered with a group as innovative as KT Tape to keep our athletes at their best, on the world's biggest stages."

The partnership between USA Rugby and KT Tape will begin immediately, running through 2018.

About KT Tape
KT Health (dba KT Tape), based in Lindon, Utah, is the category leader in sports medicine taping products -- providing pain relief solutions and support for hundreds of common sports-related injuries. Used by professional athletes, Olympians and every day athletes, KT Tape products have been adopted in nearly every sport. Following the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, KT Tape experienced accelerated growth as its products became widely available in retail channels. Currently, KT Tape products are sold in over 35,000 retail locations in the U.S. and 40 countries worldwide. KT Tape's broad distribution covers sporting goods, food, drug and mass retail channels, as well as clinicians, online retailers and the company's own e-commerce site, KTTape.com. KT Tape empowers consumers with a wealth of educational resources, including a vast library of online videos and on-site demonstrations at more than 150 athletic events each year. KT Tape's official athlete endorsements of Olympic gold medalist in basketball, James Harden, and international beach volleyball star and three-time Olympic gold-medalist, Kerri Walsh Jennings continue to create visible awareness for the brand. With new innovations and an expanding product line, KT Tape continues to strengthen its global presence. For more information, visit KTTape.com.