As we approach the Olympic Games in Rio ar full speed, more and more incentives are made public to encourage UK team to win as many medals they can. Nissan is the latest manufacturer to creat some buzz around the competition and to promise something for the UK team.

Britain’s Olympian and Nissan ambassador, Sir Chris Hoy, has given some of Team GB and ParalympicsGB’s athletes some extra motivation to win gold with the announcement that the car maker will reward all Nissan sponsored athletes who win a gold medal at the Rio Games with a special gold wrapped all-electric Nissan.

Sir Chris launched the initiative and unveiled the first gold Nissan Leaf at the Lee Valley Velopark, the setting for some of his own gold medal-winning moments.

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Nissan ambassadors, including the likes of heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson, gymnast Max Whitlock and multi-gold medal winners David Weir CBE and Richard Whitehead MBE will have the chance to drive away from Rio 2016 in the world’s best-selling 100% electric vehicle.


Nissan athletes, who successfully step up to the top of the podium in Brazil, will receive their golden Leaf on their return from Rio.