Athlete Ombuds

Athlete Safety and Well-being

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The Office of the Athlete Ombuds' role in Safe Sport matters

The Office of the Athlete Ombuds is available to offer elite athletes independent and confidential* advice about:

  • How to file a report with the U.S. Center for SafeSport
  • Navigating the Center’s or a National Governing Body's investigation and adjudication process
  • Directing athletes to relevant resources, including mental health and legal resources
  • Questions regarding an athlete’s status related to funding, benefits and eligibility

For resources and to learn more about reporting a concern, please visit the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee's Athlete Safety page. Please call law enforcement immediately if the matter involves a minor or a life-threatening situation.

*The Office of the Athlete Ombuds is subject to all mandatory reporting requirements.


The Office of the Athlete Ombuds' role in athlete well-being

The Office of the Athlete Ombuds is available to confidentially provide athletes with physical healthmental health and athlete safety resources, and can connect athletes with providers that can make appropriate referrals.  The Office of the Athlete Ombuds can also connect athletes with career and education coaches to assist them in their transition out of sport.

Disclaimer: Please note that advice from any member of the Office of the Athlete Ombuds, including but not limited to information provided on this website, does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice. The Athlete Ombuds will offer neutral, independent advice to any athlete, and athletes should always seek legal counsel if they want specific legal advice or individual representation. See our homepage for our full disclaimer.