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People in Tokyo stand by posters to promote the Olympic Summer Games scheduled to start in July. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Medical Journal Questions COVID-19 Countermeasures Ahead of Tokyo Olympics

Pressure continues to mount on Tokyo 2020 and the International Olympic Committee, both of which are proceeding ahead with planning for the Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer despite growing criticism on several fronts. On Wednesday, Japan’s Asahi Shimbum newspaper called for the event to be canceled, marking the largest media outlet in the county […]

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Dozens of Olympians and Paralympians took the stage at the opening session of Olympic and Paralympic Sportslink at TEAMS '19 in Anaheim.

U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee Extends
Agreement with Northstar Meetings Group

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee and Northstar Meetings Group, a division of Northstar Travel Group, have announced a multi-year extension of the agreement that makes the TEAMS Conference & Expo the exclusive home to the USOPC’s annual Olympic and Paralympic Sportslink and National Governing Body (NGB) Best Practices Seminar. The USOPC’s Sportslink, which […]

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U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee Names Kate Hartman as Chief Communications Officer

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee has named Kate Hartman as its chief communications officer in charge of leading the organization’s communications initiatives. Hartman most recently served as the vice president, strategic communications, North America for the Coca-Cola Company. There, she oversaw all internal and external communications for the company’s flagship market, including brand […]

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USOPC Says Kneeling, Other Protest Acts During Anthem at Olympic Trials are OK

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee will allow athletes to do acts of demonstration against racial and social injustice at the U.S. team trials, including acts such as kneeling on the podium or raising a fist just as Tommie Smith and John Carlos famously did at the 1968 Olympic Summer Games. Developed and finalized […]

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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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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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USOPC Hires Dr. Jessica Bartley as Director of Mental Health Services

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee has hired Dr. Jessica Bartley as its director of mental health services, starting immediately to be responsible for the development and implementation of mental health services and programming for Team USA. Bartley has more than a decade of work in the mental health space and will direct the […]

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Three U.S. Paralympic Sports Unveil New Brand Marks

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee has unveiled new brand marks and identities for U.S. Paralympics Cycling, U.S. Paralympics Swimming and U.S. Paralympics Track & Field—the three Paralympic summer sports managed by U.S. Paralympics. According to the USOPC, the new visual identities are designed to create unique identities for each sport and to raise […]

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