The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee is fully engaged internationally and is committed to building relationships with colleagues on a global level in order to appropriately play a leadership role in the worldwide Olympic and Paralympic movements. The organization has hosted a number of international meetings and events in the United States in recent years.
The United States Olympic Committee will host the 2015 General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. Specific dates for the meeting have yet to be announced.
The meeting – which is expected to draw more than 1,000 representatives from the worldwide Olympic Movement – will mark the first of its kind to be held in the United States since Atlanta hosted the event in 1994.
ANOC represents more than 200 National Olympic Committees and is the largest meeting for the Olympic Movement outside of the Olympic Games.
With support from the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority, the USOC hosted the 6th International Olympic Committee Athlete Career Program Forum on Nov. 8-11, 2012, in Lake Placid, N.Y. Founded in 2005 in cooperation with Adecco, the IOC Athlete Career Program provides support to elite athletes in the areas of education, life skills and employment. The 2012 event marked the first time the forum was held outside of the IOC’s headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The IOC ACP Forum takes place every two years and provides support to elite athletes in the areas of education, life skills and employment. The aim of the forum is to expand the value and impact of the IOC Athlete Career Programme in supporting athletes worldwide. Since inception, the IOC ACP has reached more than 10,000 athletes in more than 100 countries.
In November 2012, the USOC welcomed partners in the Western Hemisphere as it hosted the PASO executive board meetings and the first America’s Best Practices Symposium in Miami. The symposium provided a forum for National Olympic Committees from the Americas to share best practices in key functional areas that are essential to the success of an Olympic Committee.