Once an Olympian, Always an Olympian; Never Former, Never Past ®
To create and implement programs that will integrate all U.S. Olympians and Paralympians into every facet of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic movements. U.S. Olympians and Paralympians will support the goals of the United States Olympic Committee by fostering the Olympic values in each community, encouraging youth to pursue those values, developing camaraderie among athletes, and honoring the individuals who have shared the unique experience of representing their nation at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The United States Olympians and Paralympians Association (USOPA) will foster Olympism in communities around the United States, motivate and encourage youth, develop camaraderie and honor all those who have shared the unique experience of representing their nation at the Olympic or Paralympic Games.
To build a comprehensive, national Olympians and Paralympians Association that provides opportunities for service, continuity and identity. The USOPA allows U.S. Olympians and Paralympians to unite and support future generations of Team USA athletes. It also serves as a link between Olympians, Paralympians and the USOC by developing ways to involve Team USA athletes in all aspects of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic movements.
Olympians for Olympians Relief Fund
The Olympians for Olympians Relief Fund (OORF) 501c3, is dedicated to providing assistance to U.S. Olympians and Paralympians – and their immediate families – who demonstrate a significant need due to hardship from illness, death or other extenuating circumstances.
More than 10,000 names, contacts and Olympic and Paralympic Games records are maintained on the Olympian Database. Regular mailings and contacts provide updated information for input. There is an estimated 10 percent discrepancy rate for members who registered since 1968. U.S. Olympians and Paralympians are encouraged to call the toll-free hotline at 800-717-7555 to update contact information.
Final Farewell Bereavement Program
The USOPA responds immediately upon hearing the news that a U.S. Olympian or Paralympian has passed away. Each family receives a letter of condolence signed by the USOPA president on behalf of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic family. A USOC flag is also sent to each family.
Requests to replace lost medals must be processed and approved by the International Olympic Committee. Other commemorative items, such as Games rings, watches and jackets may also be requested. Each request is handled on an individual basis. Please contact the USOPA for more information.
Activities and Programs
- Olympians for Olympians Relief Fund-founders/stakeholders oorf.org
- U.S. Olympic and Pan American Bid City - participants
- World Olympian Association – active members woaolympians.com
- World Fit-Olympians for Worldwide Fitness – founders worldfit.org
- USOC “Real Athletes” Campaign - leaders
- Olympian Reunions and Special Events bringing alumni together
- Olympian Chapters (24 strong) – unlimited activities
*Local Olympians Send Off
*Local Olympians Welcome Home
*World Fit and Olympic Day participants
*Membership dinners, parties, local holiday events
Cynthia E. Stinger, Manager
Christine Taylor, Sr. Administrative Assistant