Congressional Commission appointed by: Congressmen, Frank Pallone & Greg Walden. Senators, Roger Wicker & Maria Cantwell
*Benita Fitzgerald Mosely
Patty Cisneros Prevo
*Olympians & Paralympians
Over 550 Olympians & Paralympians. Over 80 survivors of abuse. Over 200 coaches. Over 135 sports leaders. 12 civil rights and child protection organizations. Thousands of supporters. All support this law. And all ask Congress to empower the athlete voice on the Commission.
50% must be Olympic/Paralympic Athletes.
The Commission will study the structure of the USOPC and report ways to strengthen the organization ...
3-time Olympic gold medalist. Attorney. CEO of Champion Woman, co-chair Team Integrity, and Leader of sexual-abuse protections.
Olympian and attorney. Drafted USOPC's Due Process Checklist and co-author of Athletes Rights Section of 1978 Sports Act.
Judge governing Larry Nassar sentencing. Gave more than 150 survivors a voice for their pain and outrage.
An army of athletes, activists, survivors, and pioneers for greater protections and consequences for abusers.
Grace French, President
4-time Olympic gold medalist. Seeking to secure athletes' rights in the Sports Act rewrite.
12-time Paralympic gold medalist. Focused on building PARA issues into rewrite of the Sports Act.
Olympic gold medalist. Former COO of the USOC. Focused on securing an Athlete-Centric culture.
6-time Paralympic medalist. IOC commission member. IPC Chair of Athlete's Council.
3-time Olympian and former President of the U.S. Olympians Association.
Olympian leading the way for a forensic accounting of USOPC's financials and increasing athlete funding.
Olympian. veteran. Former Colorado Congressman and Senator.
2-time Olympian and leading advocate for fiscal transparency and marketing opportunities for athletes.
National Governing Bodies of U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Sport: A few brave NGBs support this law.
I fully support this legislation as an overdue opportunity to fix some major problems at the USOPC and create opportunities for TEAM USA to thrive over the long-term.
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation Board Member
Olympic gold medalist.
Founder, The Equality League: Equal access and safety in sport for females.
With all the issues... It is absolutely necessary to have a group of intelligent athletes with experience and
expertise to review the 42 year old statute. Willie Banks
It is impossible to protect athletes
without giving them power.
Grace French, President
The Army of Survivors
Non-profit formed by survivors of sexual abuse
This law enables greater safety and
majority voice for athletes!
The Honorable Rosemarie Aquilina
Judge during Larry Nassar sentencing
The governance of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee [USOPC] must include independent oversight. Currently, it remains a monopoly, unaswerable to athletes.
This massive problem is the tip of iceberg. A new culture is needed. We can do better. Support the Bill.
Missguided spending. Many Olympians & Paralympians live at the poverty level. Support the Bill.
Athletes seek greater control and presence on the board of the USOPC. Athletes seek equal and a collective representation on the Board of the USPOC. We can do better. Support the Bill.
Athletes lose health coverage when sick, injured, or pregnant! We can do better.
Support the Bill.
There are NO athletes working in USOPC executive leadership. We can do better. Support the Bill.
The 1978 Amateur Sports Act needs a modern rewrite. This needs to happen. Support the Bill.
We are American athletes of Olympic and Paralympic Sport. We are organized and ready to transform the USOPC.
Louis Zamperini: Olympian, Prisoner, Survivor, Champion, Warrior, War Hero, and Patriot. He kept getting up and standing strong. See his inspirational Unbroken Story.