A Decade of Sporting Innovation – celebrating 10 years in sport

D3O was born out of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, where its low profile, protective gear was used by Spyder in  the US and Canadian ski team race suits. Fast forward 10 years to the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Brazil. The fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt, debuts Enertor insoles powered by D3O technology to win 3 gold medals at the games. Today, D3O continues to pioneer and innovate, providing ground-breaking impact protection solutions for world renowned sporting brands.

  • 2006 – Spyder uses D3O® technology at the Winter Olympics for the US and Canadian ski team
  • 2007 – Move into action sports with protection for mountain biking, skateboarding and BMX
  • 2009 – Partnership with Head tennis to incorporate D3O® in rackets, endorsed by Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic
  • 2010 – Body protection for downhill mountain bike brands including Scott Sports, Race Face, 611 and Bluegrass
  • 2012 – Partnership with Schutt Sports to develop helmet liners for American football and Baseball
  • 2013 –CCM launches Ice Hockey body protection featuring D3O® and sponsored rider, Sam Lowes, wins World Supersport Championship
  • 2014 – Warrior launches D3O® body protection range for Lacrosse
  • 2015 – Under Armour launches base layers with D3O® technology for football and baseball
  • 2016 – Enertor launches insole range powered by D3O® technology – worn and endorsed by Usain Bolt
  • 2017 – Adidas launch new footwear range with D3O® ankle guards for mountain bike

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