Fair play nominations sought for USOC award

May 06, 2014, 12 a.m. (ET)

The Jack Kelly Fair Play Award was established by the United States Olympic Committee in 1985 to honor the late USOC President Jack Kelly Jr. The award is presented to an athlete, team, coach or official in recognition of an outstanding act of fair play and sportsmanship displayed during the past year.

Fair play can be described as an athlete who is dedicated to playing fair, obeying the rules and upholding the spirit of the game. Sportsmanship is demonstrating gracious behavior before, during and after competition. 

We are currently seeking nominees to put forth to the USOC for this award. Please send nominations to or request additional information from Terry Kolesar at terry.kolesar@usacurl.org. Please describe the act of fair play/sportsmanship and the reason for the nomination via email by June 16 for consideration. 

Past winners of the award include curler Ash Nelson (2006).