Issue Specific Topics
Team USA Athlete Ombuds
The Athlete Ombuds offers independent, confidential advice to Team USA Athletes regarding their rights and responsibilities in the Olympic and Paralympic Movement, and assists athletes with a broad range of questions, disputes, complaints and concerns. On this webpage you can find links to some of the issue specific topics the Athlete Ombuds can assist with:
Find informational and suppot resources for navigating an Anti-Doping situation
Athlete SafetyAthlete Safety
Find informational and suppot resources related to Athlete Safety situations.
Team Selection & Protected CompetitionsTeam Selection & Protected Competitions
Find informational and suppot resources related to Team Selection and Protected Compeitions.
Athlete Services & BenefitsAthlete Services & Benefits
Find informational and suppot resources related to USOPC and NGB Athlete Services and Benefits
Athlete Agreements & MarketingAthlete Agreements & Marketing
Find informational and suppot resources related to Athlete Agreements and Marketing.
Resolving Conflicts & ConcernsResolving Conflicts & Concerns
Find informational and suppot resources for navigating disputes and concerns.
Athlete Rights & ResponsibilitiesAthlete Rights & Responsibilities
Find informational and suppot resources related to Athlete Rights and Responsiblities in the Olympic and Paralympic Movement
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.).