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GoPro Officially Opens European Headquarters in Munich

Munich, GER, (January 28, 2014) – GoPro’s founder and CEO, Nicholas Woodman officially opened the European Headquarters in Munich last night.  Woodman kicked the party off with this highlight video featuring Danny Macaskill, Sam Pilgrim and Rachel Atherton – who are part of GoPro’s European athlete team – showcasing just what happens when GoPro teams up with some of the world’s best athletes. Fans, athletes, and now offices, GoPro’s global.

Even before the official opening of the headquarters, GoPro laid a strong foundation for a successful future in Europe. In 2014, GoPro will be involved in approximately 100 events in 14 European countries including the Freeride World Tour, UCI Downhill World Cup series and FIM Motocross World Championship series. In addition, GoPro is excited to partner with nine action sports resorts in total located in the Alps and Scandinavia. 

Some of Europe’s most renown action and adventure sports athletes are wearing the GoPro HERO3+ in 2014, including the Mountain Bike Freeride World Tour Champion; Sam Pilgrim (GBR), seven times MotoX World Champion; Tony Cairoli (ITA), the reigning UCI Downhill World Champion; Rachel Atherton (GBR) as well as legends like Xavier de la Rue (FR); big mountain snowboarder and Danny MacAskill; street trials bike rider extraordinaire  (GBR).  These are just a few of the remarkable individuals that make up the 30 plus GoPro Athlete and Ambassador teams.

After a modest start in 2007, GoPro cameras and accessories are now sold in more than 12,000 stores and specialty shops across 14 European countries.





Mark Burnett, five-time Emmy award winner and avid GoPro customer, said in a previous statement, "We have used GoPro cameras in some of our biggest productions, like Survivor and The Bible. GoPro has allowed us to capture and share fascinating new perspectives that previously weren’t possible or were too costly, which in the end makes for better story telling. We are always excited to see what GoPro is working on next."

"In a world of smartphones and increasingly small cameras, GoPro is still the film fans device of choice and the rugged gadget that will launch the careers of many future directors. If in doubt, check out the home made rocket that took a GoPro to space or the shark footage, both on YouTube." - T3 Award for the GoPro HERO3

EY named Nick Woodman as the 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year in Retail and Consumer Products Category

"Despite a lot of newcomers in the field, GoPro is still the leader in adventure cameras. The new Hero3 Black manages to pack an f/2.8 wide-angle lens, a 12-megapixel sensor, and the power to shoot 30 still frames per second into a camera body that’s smaller than a bar of soap" – Outside Magazine "Gear of the Year" 2013

"Smaller, lighter, sharper, better … It’s the runaway POV cam of the year." National Geographic "Gear of the Year" 2013

GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition wins Men's Journal Gear of the Year 2014

The GoPro HERO3+ is the "Best of the Best…’Top Gear’ Of The Year" - GearJunkie Gear of the Year 2013

"GoPro Cameras Can Make You A Better Bass Angler" - Field & Stream

"Top 10 YouTube Brand Videos" - AdWeek