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Resolution Process of Olympic-Related Sports Disputes

3 Step Grievance Process - for disputes regarding the denial of the opportunity to participate

  1. File a Complaint with your NGB
  2. File a Section 9 Complaint with the USOC
  3. File a demand for Arbitration with the American Arbitration Association (AAA)

AAA Information Sheet - for commencing an arbitration dispute in Olympic Sport. Note regarding fees: $850 filing fee plus $1500 arbitrator fee for a one day hearing. The arbitrator fees are generally split between the claimant and the NGB. 

Frequently Asked Questions for AAA

The Athlete Ombudsman can guide you through this entire process should you have questions. You are encouraged to contact Sara Clark for assistance and advice.

Past Cases
Arbitration decisions from past cases can be found here