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USOPA Executive Committee Nominations Closed

The deadline to submit a self-nomination for the USOPA Executive Committee has closed. The election process will begin on May 20.
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Our Purpose

  • Mission

    Engage alumni and inspire all communities through the ideals of the Olympic & Paralympic Movements.

  • Vision

    All United States Olympians & Paralympians experience a lifelong connection to the movements.

Our Values

  • Inspiration

    "Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. It's our goal in life to find it and keep it lit."

    • Mary Lou Retton, U.S. Gymnastics Olympian
  • Service

    "Determination, it applies to all of us and when you tap into that, you're able to fly as far as you can go."

    • Lex Gillette, U.S. Track & Field Paralympian
  • Community

    "You show up at the Olympics, and you're no longer you; You're an american Olympian. You're part of this greater whole, and the individual doesn't matter."

    • Shaun White, U.S. Ski & Snowboard Olympian

Our Priorities

  • Engage


    • Increase alumni engagement by prioritizing volunteer opportunities


    • Accurate data collection & thoughtful distribution


    • Build Community
  • Serve


    • Build connectivity to Team USA


    • Utilize USOPA skills & experiences to help Team USA

USOPA Operating Documents

Benefits & Resources

Team Handball Group Photo
Tom Kimmell

U.S. Olympian & Paralympian Reunion

Team USA Olympians and Paralympians gathered in Colorado Springs, Colorado on April 21-23, 2023 for the 2023 USOPA Reunion. Information regarding future reunions and USOPA events will be announced at a later date.
2023 USOPA Reunion Recap

Current Leadership

  • Caryn Davies Headshot

    Caryn Davies


    • Rowing | 2004, 2008, 2012
  • Bob Balk Headshot

    Bob Balk

    Vice President

    • Para Skiing | 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006
    • Para Track and Field | 1996, 2000
  • Bruce M. Furniss Headshot

    Bruce M. Furniss

    Vice President

    • Swimming | 1976
  • Craig Gilbert Headshot

    Craig Gilbert

    Vice President

    • Team Handball | 1984
  • Dave Hughes Headshot

    Dave Hughes

    Vice President

    • Sailing | 2016, 2020
  • Sharon A. Jewell

    Sharon A. Jewell

    Vice President

    • Taekwondo | 1988
  • John Moffet Headshot

    John Moffet

    Vice President

    • Swimming | 1980, 1984
  • Lydia R. Murphy-Stephans Headshot

    Lydia R. Murphy-Stephans

    Vice President

    • Speedskating | 1984

Past Presidents

  • Dick Fosbury Headshot

    Dick Fosbury

    Immediate Past President (Posthumously)

    • Track and Field | 1968
  • Gary Hall Sr.

    Gary Hall Sr.

    • Swimming | 1968, 1972, 1976
  • Willie Banks Headshot

    Willie Banks

    • Track and Field | 1980, 1984, 1988
  • John Naber Headshot

    John Naber

    • Swimming | 1976
  • William "Bill" Toomey

    William “Bill” Toomey

    • Track and Field | 1968