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Baaron Pittenger, Former USOC Executive Director, Dies

Baaron Pittenger, a former United States Olympic Committee leader who played an influential role during the organization’s move to Colorado Springs, Colorado, and later rose to become executive director on two separate occasions, died on January 15 at the age of 95. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Pittenger worked as a reporter in Pennsylvania and […]

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U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee Expands Board Structure, Adds Six Directors

The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee has announced the addition of six members to its board of directors within a newly constituted board structure that elevates athlete representation. The changes include the addition of two new athlete at-large positions, which increase elected athlete representation to five. The total representation of athletes on the board will […]

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Hammer thrower Gwen Berry was one of two U.S. athletes disciplined by the USOPC for podium protests at the 2019 Pan Am Games. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

USOPC Will Not Discipline Athletes Who Protest on Podium

The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee will not discipline athletes who make peaceful demonstrations, including those made on medal podiums, and has requested the International Olympic Committee and International Paralympic Committee end the prohibition of peaceful demonstrations by team members at the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The move — a shift from the USOPC’s historic […]

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USOPC Introduces Marketing Platform for Team USA Athletes

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee will start a Team USA Athlete Marketing Platform pilot program, a first-of-its-kind digital marketplace that expands athlete sponsorship and marketing opportunities. Part of the program involves connecting Team USA sponsors and licensees directly with athletes. The platform’s aim will be to provide incremental revenue opportunities and marketing exposure […]

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U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Foundation Raises More Than $1.4 Million for COVID Athlete Assistance Fund

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee has helped raise $1.4 million for the COVID Athlete Assistance Fund in partnership with the Athletics Advisory Council and National Governing Bodies, giving more than 1,200 athletes a supplemental one-time stipend of $1,163. The fund was established in July to assist athletes who have incurred financial hardship as […]

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U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee Forms College Sports Sustainability Group

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee and USOPC Collegiate Advisory Council will start a College Sports Sustainability Think Tank to examine sustainable programming initiatives. The measure comes amid emerging vulnerabilities facing varsity-level Olympic and Paralympic sports as college athletic departments have cut sports because of financial constraints stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. The group […]

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USOPC Independent Panel Releases Progress Report

An independent panel chartered by the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee to review the organization’s governance and athlete-protection policies has released a progress report to its earlier recommendations, concluding that the USOPC has made significant changes in its operations over the past year. The Borders Commission’s initial nine-month review process culminated in five top-line items […]

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USOPC Unveils Inaugural Impact Report for 2019

The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee released its inaugural Impact Report for the financial year ending December 31, 2019, showing a drop in revenue to approximately $194 million from $317 million in 2018, when the Olympic Winter Games were held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The USOPC overall had a $54 million deficit in 2019 […]

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U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum Aims for July 30 Opening

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum, a new attraction in downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado, that saw its opening delayed from the coronavirus pandemic, has announced it will open to the public in July 30. Attendees will have to abide by policies designed to prevent the spread of the virus, including timed ticketed entrances, required […]

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Longtime USOC Spokesman Mike Moran Dies at 78

Mike Moran, who led media relations for the U.S. Olympic Committee from the 1980 Olympic Games to the 2002 Games and later played a key role at the Colorado Springs Sports Corp, has died. He was 78. Moran spent a decade as the sports information director for the University of Colorado from 1968 to 1978 […]

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