Resources for Athletes

The Athlete Ombudsman is available to offer athletes confidential advice about the various rules, regulations, and policies within the Olympic and Paralympic Movement.

We have compiled the following list of documents that athletes may reference for more information on their rights, obligations, and eligibility requirements to participate in sport.

Olympic Charter
IPC Handbook
Paralympic Chapter of IPC Handbook
Pan American Sports Organization Statutes
Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act
USOPC Bylaws
AAC Bylaws

Athlete Wellness
The USOPC offers a variety of services that athletes may utilize when seeking support related to Safe Sport, and physical and mental health.

For more information on all athlete services, visit