Born Dull?! salutes accountancy’s Olympians
Team Dull!? has put aside the remote long enough to compile a datasheet on the profession’s representatives at London 2012.
When it can be roused, AccountingWEB’s Born Dull?! team likes to think of itself as immune to hype and bandwagon-jumping. But this week, we’ll make an exception - it’s the Olympics, after all. And in case you haven’t noticed, they’re in London - almost on our back door!!!
Perhaps to emphasise that it leads the profession in more than one way, PwC published a list of five staff members taking part in London this year, while KPMG and Ernst & Young appear to have one representative each. Around all these Big Four jocks, Deloitte appears a bit like the class geek - but its people are in charge of the spreadsheets and purse strings at the HQ of Locog, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
No search engine has been left untouched as we scoured the internet for snippets of information to enhance your viewing pleasure over the next few weeks. Log in to AccountingWEB.co.uk to Find out which of these contenders won gold and how the profession's other Olympic representatives fared:
- Ed McKeever (GB), Kayak 200m K1
- Iain Mackay (GB), Hockey.
- Gemma Spofforth (GB), Backstroke
- Gwen Jorgensen (USA), Triathon
- Jenna Hansen (New Zealand), Sailing
- Caitriona Jennings (Ireland), Marathon
- André Vonarburg (Switzerland), Rowing - Men’s quadruple sculls
- Yaritza Abel Rojas (Cuba), Judo
- Shimpei Oikawa and Reo Fujimoto (Japan), Wheelchair basketball.
- Brodie Buckland (Australia), Rowing