About the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee
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Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee serves as both the National Olympic Committee and National Paralympic Committee for the United States. The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee is focused on protecting, supporting and empowering America’s athletes, and is responsible for fielding U.S. teams for the Olympic, Paralympic, Youth Olympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games, and serving as the steward of the Olympic and Paralympic movements in the U.S.
A federally chartered nonprofit corporation, the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee does not receive federal financial support (other than for select Paralympic military veteran programs) and is one of the only NOCs in the world that also manages Paralympic activities.
Approximately 82% of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee's budget has a direct impact on its mission of supporting athletes via a variety of programs for both athletes and their National Governing Bodies. In addition to performance grants and rewards, additional support is provided in the form of training facilities, sports medicine and science, coaching education, health insurance, promotional opportunities, education and career services, outfitting and travel, and safe sport and anti-doping programming.
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"WE EMPOWER TEAM USA ATHLETES TO ACHIEVE SUSTAINED COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE AND WELL-BEING. "
- RALF KUCKUCK 2023
U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Quarterly: Q1
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