United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee
Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee serves as both the National Olympic Committee and National Paralympic Committee for the United States. As such, the USOPC is responsible for the training, entering and funding of U.S. teams for the Olympic, Paralympic, Youth Olympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games, while serving as a steward of the Olympic Movement throughout the country.
In addition to its international Games responsibilities and its work to advance the Olympic Movement, the USOPC aids America’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes through their National Governing Bodies, providing financial support and jointly working to develop customized, creative and impactful athlete-support and coaching education programs.
The USOPC also supports U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes on and off the field of play through programming such as direct athlete funding, health insurance, tuition grants, media and marketing opportunities, career services and performance-based monetary rewards. In addition, the Olympic Training Center facilities provide athletes with performance services, including sports medicine; strength and conditioning; psychology, physiology, nutrition assistance; and performance technology.
Additionally, the USOPC oversees the process by which U.S. cities bid to host the Olympic/Paralympic Games, the Youth Olympic Games or the Pan/Parapan American Games, while also playing a supporting role in the bid processes for hosting a myriad of other international competitions. Further, the USOPC approves the U.S. trials sites and procedures for the Olympic, Paralympic, Youth Olympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games team selections.
U.S. Ski & Snowboard has a representative on the USOPC Board of Directors, Bill Marolt. Tiger Shaw serves as vice chair of the National Governing Bodies Council and as one of the NGB liaisons to the U.S. Center for SafeSport. Additionally, U.S. Ski & Snowboard has a representative to the USOPC's Athletes' Advisory Council; Holly Brooks is the representative for the quad and Torin Koos is the alternate.
USOPC AAC representative
30 Strutz Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99507
Cell phone: 907-350-8349
USOPC AAC alternate
1510 Madison Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Home phone: +41 78 619 80 13
Cell phone: +41 78 619 80 13
- Revised 6/24/19