Offit Kurman has a personal connection to the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Offit Kurman Co-Founder, Ted Offit, sits on the Board of Directors for the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation (USBSF). But that will soon come to an end. Offit will complete his eight-year term in 2015, leaving behind a legacy of order, stability, and, most importantly, winning. This was the topic of the Baltimore Sun article “Baltimore-area lawyer Ted Offit helps keep U.S. Olympic bobsled team on track.”
“I’ll be sad to see him go,” said Darrin Steele, chief executive officer of USBSF. “Even more important than Ted’s expertise in law is his uncanny ability to cut right to the heart of an issue. So many times, in board meetings, we get knee-deep in the weeds and he has a way of cutting to the heart of the matter. It’s easy to get distracted and taken down a rabbit hole, but Ted always brings us back.”
Offit, who admits that before joining the USBSF in 2007, his only prior knowledge of the sport was “what I’d seen on Wide World of Sports and the  Disney movie ‘Cool Runnings,’” has one wish moving forward:
“That we’ll be remembered for coming into a sport that lacked leadership and returning stability to it. That, and winning.”
At the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games, the United States claimed four medals in bobsled – one silver and three bronze– and two medals in the skeleton – one silver and one bronze. What is perhaps most impressive is that U.S. bobsledders Steve Holcomb, pilot of America’s defending gold medal four-man bobsled team, and Steve Langton broke a 62-year drought, winning a medal in the two-man and four-man races. And guess who was there to cheer on the athletes? You guessed it: Ted Offit.
“I will miss this,” said Offit. “I’ve experienced things I never thought I would. I’ve been up close and personal with Lolo Jones and Steve Holcomb and I’ve been to two Olympics.”
As the 2014 Winter Olympics draw to a close, Offit reflects on the performance of the USA Bobsled and Skeleton teams, “The success of USA Bobsled / Skeleton at the Sochi games was unprecedented. We collected six medals in the five sliding events. We are the first country to medal in all five disciplines in the same Olympic Games.
The US Olympic Team collected 28 medals and Bobsled / Skeleton accounted for 6 of the 28 medals. That is quite an achievement.”
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