Athlete Resources & Tools

Team USA Athlete Ombuds

    The Athlete Ombuds has compiled the resources and tools on this webpage to assist athletes navigating a variety of sport related matters and challenging situations.
    • Attorney Listing

      Here you can find a list of lawyers who have asserted that they have represented athletes in sport related disputes within the Olympic and Paralympic Movement. The lawyers on this list have made themselves available to discuss representation of any athlete, coach, referee or official. Any engagement or fee arrangement would be between you and them.

      Attorney Listing
    • Testing Lab Resources

      Here you can learn more about options available to have products (i.e., supplements, medications, vitamins, etc.) tested for potential contamination in an effort to identify and confirm the source of a prohibited substance found in a sample in anti-doping cases.

      Testing Lab Resources
    • The purpose of the Athlete Legal Aid Program is to assist eligible Team USA Athletes without sufficient financial means to seek aid for fees and costs associated with legal representation or the proceeding itself with respect to claims before an anti-doping organization, National Governing Body, International Federation, the U.S. Center for SafeSport, United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, IOC/IPC, Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), or other sport-related tribunal within the Olympic and Paralympic Movement.

      ** Eligibility Requirements Apply

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    Team USA Mental Health Resources

    • Here Team USA Athletes can learn more about the resources available via the USOPC Psychological Services Team, including the Team USA Support Line and information related to finding mental health providers, tips for navigating difficult situations, stories from athletes and other valuable mental health and well-being related resources.

      Team USA Mental Health Resources

    Places to Report a Concern

    Advice from any member of the Office of the Athlete Ombuds, including but not limited to information provided on this website, does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice, nor does any member provide legal representation of an athlete in any capacity. Athletes should contact an attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular legal matter. Also, in accordance with the Athlete Ombuds mandate pursuant to the Act to offer independent advice, statements of any member of the office will not be deemed to reflect the views or positions of the USOPC, and the office is not authorized to accept notice on behalf of the USOPC or any other sport organization. All grievances and reports need to be filed directly with the appropriate body (i.e., the U.S. Center for SafeSport, the USOPC, the NGB, USADA, etc.).

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