August 13 - Jet Set Sports/CoSport today announced it has extended its sponsorship of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) for the next two quadrennials through 2020 as the official US provider of event tickets and hospitality packages for the Olympics.
It extends a relationship that stretches back to 1984 when Jet Set Sports has provided corporate clients with hospitality packages at Olympic Games through its VIP Hospitality Programmes and Hospitality Management Services.
"Jet Set Sports/CoSport is a leading provider of hospitality packages and event ticketing, whose focus is the Olympic Games," said USOC chief executive Scott Blackmun.
"They're incredibly good at what they do and are committed to the Olympic Movement.
"We are very grateful for their continued support of Team USA and America's athletes for years to come."
As part of the the sponsorship deal, Jet Set Sports will donate tickets for use by athletes and their families.
"In 1984, I began this business to help Americans travel to and from the Olympic Games in Sarajevo, my hometown, not knowing what to expect," said Sead Dizdarevic, the chairman and chief exeuctive of Jet Set Sports/CoSport.
"I've worked tirelessly on behalf of the Olympic Movement for nearly 30 years now, and as we look toward London 2012 and beyond, I'm thrilled to know that our relationship and bond with the USOC and Team USA are stronger than ever."
Jet Set Sports' sponsor relationship with the USOC dates back to 1992 when the company was appointed by the USOC as the official VIP hospitality agent for the Albertville Olympic Winter Games and the Barcelona Games.
The company has held similar positions with the USOC for each Games since that time.
In 2002, the company became a sponsor of the USOC and the US Olympic team.
Following the Olympic Games in Athens, Jet Set Sports/CoSport expanded their relationship with the USOC to include the sale of event tickets to the general public starting with the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin.
For the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Jet Set Sports/CoSport sold 113,928 tickets in the US.
The total number of tickets sold surpassed Vancouver's allotment to the US by more than 220 per cent, giving twice as many Americans the chance to attend the Games as would have otherwise been possible.
Tickets for the London 2012 Olympics are expected to go on sale in the spring of 2011 and registration is currently open for U.S. residents.
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