USOC Diversity And Inclusion Vision


"Diversity and inclusion are core values at the USOC because they make us better as an organization, ensuring that we're capable of solving our complex business needs and equipped to provide the kind of support America's elite athletes need. The more we include diverse perspectives and experiences in our work and thinking, the more likely we'll be able to thrive in an incredibly competitive world.”
-Scott Blackmun, CEO

Consistent with the USOC’s mission, the USOC’s Diversity and Inclusion division aspires to achieve the following vision as the foundation for setting priorities:

“The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic family embraces differences for better athletic performance and business results.”


D&I Is In Our DNA:
The USOC was reorganized by the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act, originally enacted in 1978. Pursuant to Section 220511 of the act, the USOC is required to submit a report to Congress every quadrennium detailing its operations for the preceding four years. This report must include information regarding the participation of women, people with disabilities and racial/ethnic minorities in NGB athletic, governance and management activities. The report must also include descriptions of programs and initiatives that encourage the participation of women, people with disabilities and racial/ethnic minorities within each NGB and HPMO.

Additionally, by signing the Performance Partnership Agreement, each NGB and HPMO is required to submit its diversity data annually.