Supporting our teams in Rio
London 2012 was unforgettable but with less than a year to go all eyes are now firmly on Rio 2016. The planning is reaching a critical stage and once again we are in the heart of the action working with both the British Olympic Association (BOA) and British Paralympic Association (BPA) as their Professional Services partner, standing shoulder to shoulder as they get ready for the challenge ahead.
The expectation of a nation following the success of London 2012, demand that ambitions for achieving excellence across preparation and performance is on a par with that of elite athletes.
No host city nation has ever won more medals at the following Games – and UK Sport has stated that their aspiration is for Team GB and Paralympics GB to do just that. It is going to be tough! If we get the planning right, then we will give the athletes the best chance possible of making history.
Getting the team ready
Deloitte's role is to provide strategic programme management services to the BOA to support effective, integrated and intelligent Rio 2016 planning and operations. We have developed a Master Plan which sets out the phases of activity over the next year. Alongside this sits best practice programme management systems of reporting, monitoring and governance.
Deloitte's work will help the BOA to transition through the planning phases, providing support and structure as priorities, project ownership and roles and responsibilities change over the course of the coming months.
Our sponsorship of the British Paralympic Association has gone from strength to strength since 2007, supporting disability sport at both grassroots and elite level. The partnership reflects the passion of our people for sport and high achievement and through fundraising and services we are helping them on the road to Rio 2016.
Deloitte Parasport, our joint initiative, signposts disabled people to sporting opportunities and now boasts a disability club database of over 2,000 clubs in the UK.