Colorado Springs and New York Citi, the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) and NBC Olympics today announced Citi has become an official sponsor of the 2012 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams and the U.S. Olympic Committee. Citi is the official bank sponsor of the USOC through 2012.
"Supporting the Olympic and Paralympic dreams of America's athletes is one way we can show appreciation for the support of the American people," said Citi CEO Vikram Pandit. "The Olympic Games are more than just sporting events. They are one of the world's premier venues for showcasing excellence and dedication, two of the values that guide us every day. We look forward to sharing the excitement and competitive spirit of the London Games with our clients, colleagues and community partners across the country."
"On behalf of the U.S. Olympic Committee, we are proud to welcome Citi into our dedicated family of corporate partners," said USOC CEO Scott Blackmun. "It is the support of sponsors like Citi that enables America's athletes to pursue their Olympic and Paralympic dreams, and to inspire our country through their journeys of hard work and perseverance. We thank Citi for helping our athletes compete on the global stage of the Olympic and Paralympic Games."
As America's global bank for nearly 200 years, Citi's mission of helping individuals, businesses, institutions and nations succeed in the global marketplace complements the USOC's mission of supporting U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes in achieving sustained competitive excellence and thereby inspiring all Americans.
Citi's sponsorship agreement with the USOC and NBC, the official U.S. broadcaster of the Olympic Games, is part of an innovative, new collaboration between NBC Olympics and the USOC, through which the organizations have brought forth an integrated marketing and media package to the Olympic Games. Citi's agreement includes television and digital advertising, events and promotional opportunities.
Citi, the leading global financial services company, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Through Citicorp and Citi Holdings, Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. Additional information may be found at www.citigroup.com or www.citi.com.
*Citi's USOC sponsorship and media rights include U.S. corporate and investment banking, retail banking and commercial banking.
The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the sole entity in the United States whose mission involves training, entering and underwriting the full expenses for the U.S. teams in the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games. In addition to being the steward of the U.S. Olympic Movement, the USOC is the moving force for support of sports in the United States that are on the program of the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games. Please visit www.teamusa.org to follow the stories of America's athletes.