Grievance And Dispute Resolution
Team USA athletes have rights and protections related to a grievance and dispute resolution process.
The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee and National Governing Bodies are required to provide procedures for the resolution of grievances to its members. These requirements are included in the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act and the USOPC Bylaws.
Team USA athletes have rights and protections around:
- Accessing a grievance process.
- The swift and equitable resolution of disputes.
- Having athlete representation on NGB judicial grievance and any other hearing panel affecting any individual’s participation in Protected Competition.
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.