The Team Behind the Team
Let the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games begin!
The Games capture the world’s imagination for a month every two years. But, as with the athletes who compete at the Games, sustaining a consistently high level of performance requires year-round commitment and dedication. In our work with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), Deloitte has delivered a breadth of knowledge, network of seasoned practitioners and depth of analytical rigor that have helped the USOC leadership respond to an evolving competitive landscape. To date, more than 330 Deloitte practitioners have delivered in excess of 33,000 hours of client service projects to the USOC.
“As a partner and trusted adviser, 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.”
-Scott Blackmun, chief executive officer, U.S. Olympic Committee
Deloitte has the ability to make a tremendous impact because the USOC is much more than a sports organization. As the only National Olympic Committee in the Olympic Movement that doesn’t receive government funding, the USOC is a multifaceted enterprise whose complexity rivals many global corporations. Its functions include:
- Athlete development
- Fundraising and sponsorships
- Legal and compliance
- Stakeholder coordination
- Facilities construction and management
The USOC executives must engage in long-term planning and strategy to secure all of the resources necessary to support the development of the athletes who represent the United States on the international stage as Team USA.
During the course of our sponsorship, Deloitte teams have made significant contributions to Olympic Games operations in Vancouver and London. Deloitte has also been a presenting sponsor of the Warrior Games, an annual Paralympic sport competition for wounded service members, since its inauguration in 2010. Also, in 2012, Deloitte extended its sponsorship of the USOC through 2020.
A lasting impact
Deloitte’s efforts have impacted the USOC at an organizational and individual level:
As a trusted advisor to the USOC Executive Team, Deloitte helps the USOC leadership accomplish several goals:
- Set long-term strategy
- Operate more efficiently
- Focus on its core mission: to discover, train and develop many of America’s top athletes to compete at the highest levels during the Olympic and Paralympic Games
Deloitte’s work can be measured on a human level:
- In the athletes who earn the honor of representing their country
- In the families, friends and communities who rally behind Team USA
- In the children — the next wave of amateur athletes — who are introduced to Olympic and Paralympic sport through the USOC’s programs
Watch the video below to hear Deloitte practitioners discuss their work with the USOC.
“As a partner and trusted adviser, 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,” said Scott Blackmun, chief executive officer, U.S. Olympic Committee.
Deloitte has been a proud sponsor of the USOC since 2009, providing the professional services that help enable Team USA to successfully compete on the global stage. The sponsorship was recently extended through 2020. See Deloitte’s sponsorship overview to learn more about the sponsorship and our work with the USOC.
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