Reporting A Concern
The USOPC is committed to providing a positive, healthy, and safe environment, and promoting a culture of integrity within the United States Olympic and Paralympic community. An important part of this commitment is the USOPC’s Integrity Platform, which includes reporting mechanisms that allow members of our community to report their concerns either confidentially or anonymously. Links to these various reporting tools are included below along with a description of where you should report your concern. If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911 immediately.
- Report to the Integrity Portal, opens in a new tab
The Integrity Portal is an online reporting platform that allows individuals to confidentially or anonymously report concerns to the USOPC. Anyone may report a concern through the Integrity Portal relating to the USOPC’s or NGBs’ compliance with their bylaws, policies, or procedures, or the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act; ethics matters such as conflicts of interest; and governance matters concerning the USOPC or NGBs. Anyone may also report alleged employee misconduct, code of conduct violations, or other concerns regarding the USOPC. The USOPC's Speak Up Policy strictly prohibits retaliation against individuals who report concerns.
- Report to the Center, opens in a new tab
The U.S. Center for SafeSport (the Center) accepts all reports of sexual abuse and child abuse* within the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement. Report to the Center if you have reasonable suspicion of sexual misconduct or harassment, child abuse (including child sexual abuse), or intimate relationships involving an imbalance of power. The Center also accepts reports of emotional and physical misconduct (including but not limited to bullying, hazing, stalking, and harassment) within the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement. Reports of emotional and physical misconduct can also be reported directly to your sport’s National Governing Body (NGB). If you would like to call the Center to report a concern, please call 833-5US-SAFE(587-7233).
*If you suspect child abuse is occurring, which includes emotional, physical, or sexual abuse of a minor (under the age of 18) you must report to law enforcement immediately. If any of the individuals are involved in the Olympic & Paralympic Movement, a report must also be filed with the U.S. Center for SafeSport. Keep in mind filing a report with the U.S. Center for SafeSport does not satisfy the requirement of reporting to local law enforcement.
- Report to the USOPC, opens in a new tab
Report to the USOPC if you are aware of or have experienced emotional abuse, physical abuse, a violation of the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP), or have any security concerns. The USOPC will refer allegations of sexual misconduct and child abuse to the U.S. Center for SafeSport. Allegations of child abuse will also be reported to law enforcement. The USOPC will refer allegations of emotional or physical abuse or violations of the MAAPP that do not fall under its jurisdiction to the U.S. Center for SafeSport and/or the appropriate National Governing Body. To report to the USOPC over the phone, please call 719-866-3869.
Additional Resources and Information
Office of the Athlete Ombuds
The Office of the Athlete Ombuds offers independent, confidential advice to athletes regarding their rights and responsibilities in the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement, and assists athletes with a broad range of questions, disputes, complaints and concerns. The Athlete Ombuds’ focus is to serve athletes who represent the U.S. in international competition. The Athlete Ombuds operates on the core principles of confidentiality and privacy, independence, and impartiality.
U.S. Center for SafeSport
The U.S. Center for SafeSport (the Center) is an independent nonprofit organization responsible for responding to and preventing emotional, physical, and sexual misconduct and abuse in the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement. The Center also serves as an educational resource for sports organizations at all levels, from recreational sports organizations to professional leagues.
For additional information about the USOPC’s governing documents, including the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act and the USOPC Bylaws, visit the Governance Documents and Bylaws webpage.
For the USOPC’s Ethics and Compliance policies, including the USOPC Code of Conduct, the Speak Up Policy, and the Conflicts of Interest Policy, visit the Ethics and Compliance webpage.
To learn more about the USOPC’s athlete safety programs and policies, visit the Office of Athlete Safety webpage.