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U.S. Olympic Committee Selects Boston As Applicant City For 2024 Olympic And Paralympic Games

Boston will represent the United States in its bid for the opportunity to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the United States Olympic Committee announced today. The decision followed a spirited discussion and more than one round of voting. Ultimately, the Boston bid received the unanimous endorsement of the USOC’s board of directors.

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Nominations are being sought for the Athlete Services Coordinator positions for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games

Athlete Service Coordinators (ASCs) serve in a staff support role for Team USA. As experienced athletes, the ASCs are in a unique position to provide support and services for athletes participating in the Games.  The position entails many different responsibilities, including those enumerated below.

The ASC position is a volunteer position. All ASCs, including alternates, will be asked to register for the Games and a background will be required.  You will receive an email from the USOC detailing how to register and complete your background check. Airfare (to and from your hometown), housing (in the Village), meals (most meals provided in the Village, however, you will receive a small per diem to cover a few meals outside of the Village) and a staff apparel package will be provided by the USOC.

If interested in applying, send a letter of intent and resume to Andrew Johnson -  Please indicate if you're applying for the Pan Am Games or Parapan Am Games, and familiarize yourself with the Job Descriptions and time commitment required of an ASC in order to ensure full commitment to these important positions.  

Deadline for applying is January 23rd, 2015. Candidates should expect a 20-30 minute interview with the ASC Selection Task Force via conference call in late January. Qualified candidates will be presented for vote by the Athlete's Advisory Council in February.  

Contact Andrew Johnson ( or 801-448-3757) with questions.

Job Descriptions

Pan Am Games

Para Pan Games

USOC Board: We're Bidding For 2024

The United States will bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Whether the bid city is Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington, D.C., however, is yet to be determined. Following one-hour pitches (40-minute presentations, followed by 20 minutes for Q&A) from the four cities Tuesday in Redwood City, California, the United States Olympic Committee announced it would indeed put forth a bid for the 2024 summer Games. The International Olympic Committee’s executive board will determine finalists in the spring of 2016, and the full IOC will vote on the host city in September 2017.
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Olympians for Olympians Relief Fund

The USOC has established the Olympians for Olympians Relief Fund (OORF) dedicated to (1) providing charitable assistance to United States Olympians who demonstrate a significant need due to hardship as a result from illness, death or other extenuating circumstances; and (2) carrying out those other activities which may assist United States Olympians who demonstrate need as described above. 

The Olympians for Olympians Relief Fund is to be funded by United States Olympians through tax-deductible contributions.  Contributions can be made by direct payment to the Olympians for Olympians Relief Fund with check, credit card or cash (a receipt will be provided).

Management of the Olympians for Olympians Relief Fund is under the control of the Board of Directors consisting of the following individuals as authorized under Section 4.6 of the bylaws.

United States Olympic Committee's board of directors unanimously approved the creation of an independent entity to oversee education programs for safe sport and to investigate and adjudicate allegations of sexual abuse in the sports that are managed by USOC National Governing Bodies.

Legislation to Exempt Olympic Medals and Awards from California Taxes Passes Assembly Appropriations Committee

Sacramento, CA – Legislation to exempt gold, silver, and bronze Olympic medalists from paying taxes on those achievements today passed out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee on a bipartisan vote and is now heading to the Assembly floor. Assembly Bill 2323 by Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) would exempt California Olympians and Paralympians from state taxes on awards by the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) for their success in the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The exemption does not include sponsorship deals and other endorsement income.  

National Medical Network Q&A
The purpose of the National Medical Network is driven by its vision statement: “The United States Olympic Committee Sports Medicine Network will support Olympic and Paralympic athletes’ performance through the comprehensive preparation, maintenance and enhancement of the athlete’s health while providing new medical resources in collaboration with the NGBs.”

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Upcoming Leadership Calls  

Upcoming AAC Meeting
January 9-11, Charlotte, NC
May 15-17, 2015:  Oklahoma City, OK

USOC AAC 2013-2016 Strategic Plan Summary 

Guiding Principles:

*Grow AAC identity and recognition 
*Operate in a spirit of active, engaged partnership and mutual respect 
*Be transparent and inclusive of our membership 

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