About Scouting Camp: The Next Olympic Hopeful

In an effort to increase and enhance the pipeline of world-class athletes pursuing Olympic sport, the United States Olympic Committee in partnership with Milk Life and 24 Hour Fitness has developed a talent-identification program, Scouting Camp – The Next Olympic Hopeful. The program invites elite American athletes of all sporting backgrounds across the country to apply and tryout for a chance to become a member of Team USA.

The program will first narrow the pool of applicants to 100 athletes (50 men, 50 women) to be invited to spend five days at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.The talent-identification program will then evaluate the finalists, putting them through intensive screening and sport-specific training. Athletes will also be taught proper sport-specific techniques from USOC and National Governing Body high performance staff that coach U.S. Olympians and Paralympians. The OTC serves as the heart of Olympic and Paralympic sport in the United States, and features world class training facilities and access to leaders in the field of sport medicine, science and psychology.

 Following the tryout, eight winners will be invited to join national team camps – one for each of the participating sports (bobsled, boxing, canoe/kayak, cycling, rowing, rugby, skeleton and weightlifting). The four men and four women winners will be eligible to receive financial, medical and training support as they prepare for the opportunity to compete at the Olympic Games.

The athlete experience at the OTC will be highlighted on Team USA’s social channels, and will also be featured in a two-part, USOC Productions’ broadcast airing Nov. 24 from 9-10 p.m. ET on NBCSN and the winners will be announced on Nov. 25 during the 1:30-2:30 p.m. ET finale on NBC.

About the USOC
Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the United States Olympic Committee serves as both the National Olympic Committee and National Paralympic Committee for the United States. The USOC is focused on protecting, supporting and empowering America’s athletes, and is responsible for fielding U.S. teams for the Olympic, Paralympic, Youth Olympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games, and serving as the steward of the Olympic and Paralympic movements in the U.S. For more information, visit TeamUSA.org.

About MilkPEP
MilkPEP, Washington, D.C., is funded by the nation's milk companies, who are committed to ensuring all children have access to nutrient-rich milk. The MilkPEP Board runs the national Milk Life campaign, a multi-faceted campaign designed to educate consumers about the powerful nutritional benefits of milk – with essential nutrients, including high-quality protein, in each 8-ounce glass. For more information, go to milklife.com.

About 24 Hour Fitness
Celebrating 35 years as an industry leader, 24 Hour Fitness transforms lives every day through fitness. Conveniently located clubs, furnished with a wide variety of strength, cardio and functional training equipment, are the perfect environment for fitness professionals to deliver dynamic personal and group training programs.  GX24® and cycle studios feature a popular array of live studio classes included with membership.  A multitude of additional offerings engage and inspire every member to lead a full and healthy life both inside and outside of the club.  Opening new clubs on average at the brisk pace of one every few weeks, 24 Hour Fitness is headquartered in San Ramon, CA and serves nearly 4 million members in over 420 clubs nationwide.

To learn more about us and to find the club nearest you, visit 24hourfitness.com.