​COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) released the following statement regarding the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti on Tuesday:

"Our thoughts and prayers are with our colleagues at the Haitian Olympic Committee, the Haitian sporting community and all the people of Haiti after this devastating tragedy. We have been in contact with our friends at the Haitian Olympic Committee, and we are working with them and our leaders in Washington on how we can best assist them, their families and their community. We will also work with all our National Governing Bodies in order to coordinate and collect assistance. We strongly encourage the American people to help our neighbors in Haiti in any way they can by donating through the appropriate relief agencies."

– USOC Chairman Larry Probst

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