USOC AAC Elections

Sept. 04, 2012, 6:24 p.m. (ET)

AAC Elections

To USA Boxing Olympic, Pan American and World Championship Team Athletes and Alumni:

Elections for USA Boxing athletes to serve on the US Olympic Committee’s Athletes’ Advisory Council (AAC)

The mission of the AAC is to communicate the interests and protect the rights of athletes, in cooperative support of the USOC achieving its mission.

The USOC AAC is composed of one representative from each Olympic and Pan American sport NGB, two Paralympic representatives and six at-large members.

We need a qualified athlete to represent all the athletes of USA Boxing on this council for the next four years. To serve on the AAC, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have competed at the Olympic Games, Pan American Games, World Championships or Operation Gold designated competition within the preceding ten years as measured from the first AAC meeting of the upcoming quadrennium (January 1, 2013).
  • U.S. citizen and at least 18 years of age Cannot be a paid employee of the USOC or NGB

This representative will be the National Governing Body voice at the U.S. Olympic Committee for all boxing athletes and a voice for all athletes within the USOC on issues such as doping control, financial support for athletes, commercial terms/athlete marketing, and athletes' rights in team selection. The term of service is four years, commencing January of 2013 and ending in December of 2016.

While an athlete’s competitive record can afford him or her additional credentials, this is not a celebrity position. A representative's ability to work well within the USA Boxing and USOC organizations, to think critically about issues, to communicate and advocate effectively and to dedicate the necessary time will be essential in serving both the USA Boxing and USOC athletes.

In addition to posting this information on our website, we will email those athletes who fit the criteria prior to September 15, 2012.

The nomination form is due no later than October 15, 2012.

If you have any questions about the position, or need additional information, please call Aaron Alafa, your current AAC representative, at 559-802-6566.

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