NEW YORK, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Deloitte and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) today announced that the organization has renewed its sponsorship of the USOC and will continue as the official professional services sponsor of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams through 2020.
"Olympic and Paralympic athletes embody the highest ideals of competitive performance—integrity, talent, drive and commitment to quality—the same qualities Deloitte prides itself on as we work to inform the investing public, protect capital markets, and help our clients address their most critical and complex business challenges," said Joe Echevarria, chief executive officer, Deloitte LLP. "It is an honor to be able to participate in the storied Olympic tradition, both from the sidelines as fans and side-by-side as a sponsor providing professional services to the USOC and supporting its athletes."
As a result of its commitment to maximum social impact, Deloitte and its subsidiaries will provide support to help the USOC and Team USA operate efficiently and successfully throughout their journey to the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
"This renewal is very good news for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams," said Scott Blackmun, chief executive officer, USOC. "From the beginning of our relationship in 2009, Deloitte has been instrumental in our mission to enable America's athletes to realize their Olympic and Paralympic dreams. As a partner and a trusted advisor, Deloitte has worked tirelessly to help us set long-term strategy, operate more efficiently and aid us in our mission of best serving Team USA athletes. I am confident the best is yet to come from this partnership."
Deloitte's core values – leadership, integrity, commitment to teaming, strength through diversity, and global perspective – are reflected in the Olympic and Paralympic Movement. As a proud sponsor of the USOC, Deloitte inspires and motivates employees and students by connecting them with U.S. Olympians and Paralympians who share their stories of high performance, ambition and passion.
"The culture at Deloitte is unique, positive and contagious, and I am happy to be a part of this team," said Apolo Anton Ohno, eight-time Olympic medalist.
Other member firms of the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited network have also committed to the international Olympic Movement. Deloitte Canada is the Official Professional Services Supplier to the Canadian Olympic Committee and Deloitte UK is the Official Professional Services Provider to the British Olympic Association and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
About Deloitte's USOC Sponsorship
Deloitte is proud to sponsor the USOC. Deloitte and the USOC share common values such as leadership, integrity, commitment to teaming, strength through diversity, and global perspective. We support the USOC through our professional services to achieve its long term mission in support of Olympic and Paralympic athletes. As used in this document, professional services means audit, tax, consulting and financial advisory services. To learn more about Deloitte's USOC sponsorship, visit www.deloitte.com/us/olympics.
About the USOC
Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., the U.S. Olympic Committee serves as both the National Olympic Committee and National Paralympic Committee for the United States. As such, the USOC is responsible for the training, entering and funding of U.S. teams for the Olympic, Paralympic, Youth Olympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games, while serving as a steward of the Olympic and Paralympic Movements throughout the country. For more information, visit TeamUSA.org.
As used in this document, "Deloitte" means Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. Please see www.deloitte.com/us/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting.