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 ListingAttorney 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.
Testing Lab ResourcesTesting 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.
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LawInSport is the world leading sports law knowledge hub and global community that provides practically focused expert analysis and commentary on the latest legal developments in sport. Here you can explore topic specific resources, news articles, podcasts, blogs and more.
Team USA Athlete Legal Aid Program
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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
Team USA Mental Health Resources
- 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.
- 9-8-8 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline – Call or text 988 to reach 24/7 support with trained crisis counselors
- Crisis Text Line - Text HOME to 741741 to reach a Crisis Counselor for free, 24/7 support
- Disaster Distress Helpline
- NAMI Crisis Helpline
- National Domestic Violence Hotline
- National Sexual Assault Hotline
- SafeSport Helpline and Additional Resources & Support from the U.S. Center for SafeSport
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- The Trevor Project for LGBTQ+ Youth
- USOPC Mental Health Registry
- Veterans Crisis Line
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.).