Deloitte to support Team GB prepare for Rio 2016
26 November 2014
Deloitte today announces that it has signed to become the official professional services provider to the British Olympic Association (BOA). Deloitte first became a partner of the BOA in 2008 and supported the organisation through its preparations for London 2012. It has now signed up until Rio 2016.
The firm will provide the BOA with its expertise through a number of secondees working at the heart of the organisation, leading the programme planning to ensure that the preparations are the best they can be for Team GB.
Following the success of London 2012, Rio 2016 presents a very different challenge for the BOA. For many sports, Brazil is unchartered territory and Rio itself presents a number of logistical challenges. Team GB’s planning is reaching a critical stage and over the next two years the BOA will draw upon Deloitte’s expertise and experience to maximise the potential of Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
David Sproul, chief executive and senior partner, Deloitte, commented: “We are proud to be once again working with the BOA up to 2016; it is a strong statement of our enduring support of Team GB. With our wealth of experience gained as the official professional services provider to London 2012, coupled with the breadth and scale of our offering as part of a global network, we will help the BOA negotiate the challenges of taking a team from a successful home Games to a completely different environment. If we get the planning right, then we can help to give our athletes the best chance possible of making history.”
Bill Sweeney, BOA Chief Executive, added: “We have every confidence that Rio 2016 will be a great Games, although not without some logistical challenges and there is an obvious need for world class project management and meticulous planning. We could not ask for a better partner than Deloitte, who will help us to ensure the environment in Rio is the best it can be for our athletes.”
In addition to its partnership with the BOA, Deloitte is also proud to be a long-standing partner of the British Paralympic Association (BPA) through to 2016.
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