Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Awards

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The USOPC Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Awards recognize the work of National Governing Bodies (NGBs) for progress on their diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. Our diversity, equity & inclusion department presents a trophy and $5,000 to two NGBs annually for use in further enhancing diversity and inclusion initiatives within their organizations.

  • DE&I Choice Award

    The DEI Choice Award identifies two NGBs for the creation of a single diversity, equity and inclusion best practice or a series of diversity, equity and inclusion best practices. The USOPC DE&I Advisory Council narrows down the submissions to the top finalists. Three to five finalists are selected and distributed on the final ballot, which is open for NGB voting.

  • Advancing DE&I Award

    Phased out in 2021, the Advancing DE&I Award recognized a NGB for work their work to increase internal representation of people of color and women. Increased representation was defined as the percentage of growth of underrepresented individuals within each organization and was based on annual diversity data reports. The NGB with the largest percentage increase was awarded the Advancing DE&I Award.

2022DE&I Choice - US Rowing and USA Water Ski & Wake Sports
DE&I Choice – USA Basketball and USA Triathlon
2020Advancing DE&I – USA Basketball
DE&I Choice - USA Volleyball
2019 Advancing DE&I – US Speedskating
DE&I Choice – USA Triathlon
2018Advancing DE&I – USA Softball
DE&I Choice – USA Triathlon
2017Advancing DE&I – USA Triathlon
DE&I Choice – USA Archery
2016Advancing DE&I – USA Synchro
DE&I Choice – US Rowing
2015Advancing DE&I – USA Fencing
DE&I Choice – US Rowing

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