Ernst and Young (EY) have been announced as the consulting partners for the upcoming 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.
The British multinational professional services firm will provide consulting services for the third edition of the Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG), scheduled for October 6 to 8, this year in Buenos Aires.
EY has a vast ocean of experience working in multisport events. The firm has previously consulted on the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Commonwealth Games and Pan American Games.
Buenos Aires 2018 executive director Leandro Larrosa said, “We are very proud to announce our alliance with EY,” Buenos Aires 2018 executive director Leandro Larrosa said. We will have consulting services from a leading global company for a project that, due to its scope and complexity, has never been seen before in Argentina.”
EY, considered one of the “big four” accountancy firms world wide, has had a presence in Argentina for over 50-years, offering external audit, risk management and business advisory services. Their Argentina office employs around 2,500 staff.
This year’s Youth Olympic Games will be the third summer edition to take place following Singapore 2010 and Nanjing 2014. The Games to be held in the Argentinian capital will feature 32 different sports, with around 4,000 athletes expected to take part.
Buenos Aires was selected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games on 13th February 2013. Glasgow and Medellín were the other two candidate cities in the fray that failed to make the cut.