Equity And Diversity
Team USA athletes have protections against discrimination.
The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and National Governing Bodies (NGBs) are required to ensure members are treated fairly and are allowed to participate without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, or national origin. NGBs and the USOPC are also required to have non-discrimination policies and procedures and to implement them equitably and consistently. These requirements are included in the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act and the USOPC Bylaws.
Team USA athletes have protections related to:
- Equal opportunity to participate without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, or national origin.
This information is intended to simplify and support Team USA athlete education around a complex system of rights and responsibilities within the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movements. Learn more about your rights as a Team USA athlete by referring to the applicable laws or governance documents.