Top Club (International Sponsors of the 1992 Olympics)
The TOP Club brings together major international industrial groups which are IOC partners for the 1992 Albertville Games.
- Bausch & Lomb (optical systems and dental apparatus) whose brands Ray-ban (eyewear), Buschnell (binoculars), Boston (lens care products)
- Brother (typewriters)
- Coca-Cola (soda) whose brands Minute Maid (fruit juice), Powerade (energetic drink)
- Kodak (photographic services and products)
- Panasonic – Matsushita (microwaves owens)
- Mars (confectionnery), M & M’s (confectionnery), Snickers (confectionery, cocktail cookies), Uncle Ben’s (rice), PB Max (candy bar), Pedigree (Food for dogs), Whiskas – Sheba (Food for cats)
- 3 M (video and audio cassettes, adhesives, floor-covering)
- Ricoh (fax machines)
- Philips (electric razors)
- Time-Sports illustrated (magazines)
- U.S. Postal Service (delivery mail), EMS / Chronopost (Express delivery mail)
- Visa (payment system for the general public)
The different partnership contracts in the Top Programme would include certain specific rights depending on the organization involved. For example, the IOC include the right to use the IOC insignia (the five Olympic rings), official titles (e.g. ‘Worldwide Sponsor of the Olympic Games’), and a package of other promotional rights.
The COJO contract specifies the following rights: use of the NOC insignia and titles (for example, ‘Official Sponsor of the Summer/Winter Venezuelan Olympic Team’), and a package of other promotional rights. In each case, the sponsor had the advantage of exclusivity in his product area.© Official Report of the XVIth Olympic Winter Games of Albertville and Savoie, 1992, page 251