OMV Petrom is not only a major contributor to the Romanian State budget, but also a longtime supporter of Romanian educational, cultural and sports initiatives.
For more than a decade, OMV Petrom has sponsored numerous cultural and educational projects in several local communities and large scale popular sports projects such as the Bucharest Half Marathon. The company is also a keen supporter of gymnastics, one of the sports that have put Romania on the map of international performance.
Inaugurated in 2012, The Bucharest Half Marathon is one of Romania’s most important popular sport initiatives, with more than 16.000 participants from more than 65 countries attending at the 2018 edition. A key partner from the inaugural edition, OMV Petrom is proud to have participated with more than 450 runners at the latest edition.Information about the yearly event is available on The Bucharest Half Marathon official website.
Few sports have given Romanians more joy and pride than gymnastics. OMV Petrom’s involvement in Romanian gymnastics dates back to 2010, when the company started supporting the Female National Gymnastics Team. Three years later, in 2013, the company came together with the Romanian Ministry of Youth and Sport, the Bucharest City Hall, the Romanian Gymnastics Federation and the “Champions’ House” Foundation in a public-private partnership created to further develop Romanian female gymnastics. OMV Petrom’s financial contribution was of 2,5 million euro, with clear focus on the development of young talents.One of the latest landmark projects of OMV Petrom in sports was the 2017 Artistic Gymnastics Individual Championships held in Cluj-Napoca, where the company was the main sponsor.