Westpac helps to bring the Olympics to Australian Communities
26 February 2020
Westpac announced as Official Banking Partner of Australian Olympic Team
In partnership with the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), Westpac will be bringing the Summer Games to Australians across the nation as the Presenting Partner of Olympics Live – a national program of live sites planned for major capital cities and regional areas where Australians can come together in a moment of celebration.
Each live site will be unique to the community and will offer residents a place to watch the Olympics on a big screen, meet Olympians, enjoy Japanese cultural experiences and give Olympic sports a go.
Kicking off across the country from 24th July, many live sites are planned to be hosted by regional communities. Westpac will be working with local businesses and residents in each community to help cater and run the live events.
“We’re proud to be bringing the action, excitement and adrenalin of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games to Aussie communities through our partnership with the Australian Olympic Committee,” David Lindberg, Westpac Chief Executive Consumer said.
“Supporters will be able to visit one of our live sites in major cities and regional areas across the country to cheer on our athletes and be part of the celebrations,” Mr Lindberg said.
As the Official Banking Partner of the Australian Olympic Team, Westpac is also working with the AOC to help Olympians prepare for life during and after competition. Supporting the AOC’s Opportunities Program as the Financial Literacy partner, Westpac will help to create ‘financial essentials’ education tools in collaboration with Olympians and financial experts to support athletes with everything from getting on track with money management, staying on top of debt to learning how to save for a home.
“Beyond celebrating the Games, we also want to support the athletes. Helping Olympians prepare financially for life during and after competition is a great way that we can assist these Australian sporting stars,” continued Mr Lindberg.
Matt Carroll AM, CEO of the Australian Olympic Committee said, “We’re excited to partner with Westpac to launch Olympics Live. The live sites across the country will not only encourage all Australians to cheer on the Team but offer the opportunity to connect with Olympic sports as participants. From our major cities, to clubs and communities, we will be encouraging people to embrace the Olympic spirit and the sports themselves.”
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ABOUT OLYMPICS LIVE PRESENTED BY WESTPAC
Olympics Live presented by Westpac is part of the International Olympic Committee’s Worldwide Olympic Festivals. With live sites planned across both metro and regional communities, Olympics Live presented by Westpac is an opportunity where people can cheer on athletes as they compete for Australia, meet Olympians, enjoy Japanese cultural experiences and give Olympic sports a go.
ABOUT AOC OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM
The Opportunities Program aims to upskill Olympians across their future career, wellbeing and financial literacy through a series of online modules and 1:1 work with a career coach designed to suit the Olympian’s specific needs and schedule. To support the Program, Westpac is currently finalising a number of financial modules focused on personal financial essentials. Created in partnership with Olympians and financial experts, the modules will help athletes with everything from getting on track with money management, staying on top of debt to saving for a house.