Vancouver 2010 enhances team with the strength and experience of Deloitte's professional services

    VANCOUVER, Sept. 22 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the
2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) has selected Deloitte as its
Official Supplier of professional services. Deloitte will support VANOC as
preparations for the Games increase by providing the Organizing Committee with
a wide range of professional services including financial, accounting,
strategy, operations and human resources consulting.
    As an Official Supplier, Deloitte will receive the opportunity to use
Vancouver 2010 marks for promotional purposes and sponsorship rights to the
Canadian Olympic Team for the Vancouver 2010 and the London 2012 Games.
    "The Olympic Games are the standard of excellence in athletics and the
celebration of the human spirit. At Deloitte our vision is to be the standard
of excellence," said Alan MacGibbon, Managing Partner and Chief Executive for
Deloitte Canada. "We are excited about being able to serve the diverse
professional services needs of VANOC and to help Canada welcome the world to
Vancouver in 2010."
    "With a strong 150-year Canadian history and a reputation for integrity,
quality and service excellence, Deloitte's ability to provide innovative ideas
and solutions makes them a welcome addition to the Vancouver 2010 team," said
John Furlong, VANOC Chief Executive Officer. "We are delighted to have them on
    Deloitte professionals will begin working with VANOC immediately with
some professionals dedicated full time to VANOC and others providing their
specialized expertise at various stages through the end of the Games.

    About Deloitte

    Deloitte, one of Canada's leading professional services firms, provides
tax, audit, consulting, and financial advisory services through more than
7,600 people in 56 offices. Deloitte operates in Québec as Samson
Bélair/Deloitte & Touche s.e.n.c.r.l. The firm is dedicated to helping clients
and its people excel. Deloitte is the Canadian member firm of Deloitte Touche
    Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, a Swiss
Verein, and its network of member firms, each of which is a legally separate
and independent entity. Please see for a detailed
description of the legal structure of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and its member

    About VANOC

    VANOC is responsible for the planning, organizing, financing and staging
of the XXI Olympic Winter Games and the X Paralympic Winter Games in 2010. The
2010 Olympic Winter Games will be staged in Vancouver and Whistler from
February 12 to 28, 2010. Vancouver and Whistler will host the 2010 Paralympic
Winter Games from March 12 to 21, 2010. Visit
    VANOC's marketing program is focused on securing mutually rewarding
partnerships with shared values to generate sufficient revenue to host
successful Winter Games in 2010 and to leave a financial legacy for sport.
VANOC's Worldwide TOP Partners include Coca-Cola, Atos Origin, GE, McDonald's,
Omega, Panasonic, Samsung and Visa. VANOC's National Partners are Bell Canada,
Hbc, RBC Financial Group, GM Canada, Petro-Canada and RONA.
    VANOC's Official Supporters include Air Canada, BC Hydro,
Bombardier Inc., the British Columbia Lottery Corporation, Canadian Pacific,
the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, Jet Set Sports, Ricoh Canada
Inc., the Royal Canadian Mint and Teck Cominco Limited. VANOC's Official
Suppliers are 3M, Acklands-Grainger, Aggreko, Aquilini Investment Group,
Birks, Britco, Canada Post, Canwest Publishing Inc., Deloitte, Dow Canada,
EPCOR, Garrett Metal Detectors, General Mills, Hain Celestial Canada, Haworth
Canada, Millennium Development Corporation, Nortel, Purolator, Saputo, Sleep
Country Canada, Sun Microsystems of Canada, The Globe and Mail,,
TransCanada, Vancouver Airport Authority, Vincor Canada, Weston Bakeries,
Workopolis and Wrigley Canada.

For further information:

For further information: Jacqui d'Eon, P. Eng., ABC, Chief
Communications Officer, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Direct: (416) 874-3670, Cell:
(416) 272-0120, E-mail:, Web:; Sebastien
Théberge, VANOC Communications, Tel.: (778) 328-3261, E-mail:

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