AAC Statement on Clean & Fair Sport
by USOPC Athletes' Advisory Council
On behalf of the more than 220 U.S. athletes at the Games, the United States Olympic and Paralympic Athletes' Advisory Council (USOPC AAC) is steadfast in our belief that clean and fair competition must be upheld. Every Olympian and Paralympian deserves the opportunity to compete with the knowledge that the competition is fair and in accordance with the rules.
Clean athletes who accomplish the incredible feat of winning an Olympic and Paralympic medal deserve the opportunity to have a medal ceremony and be celebrated at the Games. We are devastated that the United States Figure Skating Team and other medalists could potentially be leaving Beijing without such a celebration. All competitions at the Games must finish with a medal ceremony and we request that the IOC not take this away from the athletes.