Going for the Gold: 5 Uses for Pelican Products at the Olympic Games
Unless you live under a rock, you know that last week marked the beginning of the thirtieth Summer Olympic Games. We’re definitely in the Olympic spirit here at Pelican (Go Team USA!)—so much in the spirit, in fact, that we couldn’t help but think about all the ways that Pelican cases could (and just might already) be used during the Olympics.
Photo courtesy of nysportsjournalism.com
Olympic Skeet competitors shoot at targets thrown from two separate throwing machines. Since 1968, shooters have attempted to hit as many of the 130 targets as possible. To do so, their guns must be in tip-top shape. Pelican rifle cases ensure that contents are protected no matter how far the competitor must travel to reach the Olympics. A big shout-out to two-time Olympic Skeet Gold Medalist Vincent Hancock, who successfully defended his title Tuesday morning!
Though their job isn’t quite as strenuous as that of an Olympic athlete, we guess it’s pretty close. Photographers are responsible for capturing all the special and important moments of the Olympics as they happen. They’re hardly able to do that without all their gear. Knowing how many photographers are dedicated to using Pelican gear, we can only imagine how many of our cases are being toted around London!
Hauling around a 48 pound bow (38 for women) can’t be easy. Along with that, archers need arrows, armguards, chest-guards and extra bow strings. We see this as the perfect opportunity to utilize a Pelican Case—especially since events typically take place outdoors.
Swimmers and divers
If you’ve been watching the Olympic swimming and/or diving events, you’ve probably noticed that there’s hardly a swimmer or diver who doesn’t warm up with headphones and an iPod. Taking electronics that close to the pool is always a little risky—unless, of course, they’re protected by a water-resistant case (like a Pelican micro case). As of the writing of this post, US swimmers and divers had secured 21 medals—outstanding!
The Olympics aren’t just for the athletes—they’re one of the world’s largest spectator sports. Fans travel from more than 200 countries to cheer on their country’s athletes. London expects upwards of 500,000 spectators at this year’s summer games. We hope those world-travelers pack their laptops and other valuable electronics in Pelican ProGear Urban Elite backpacks, the toughest backpacks on the market and perfect for toting from event to event.
Can you think of any other Olympic participants who could use a Pelican Case?