Diversity and Inclusion


USOC Diversity and Inclusion is: 
Many Faces, One Team, One Mission.

USOC Diversity and Inclusion Mission Statement:
“The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic family embraces differences for better athletic performance and business results.”

As the steward of the Olympic and Paralympic movements in the United States, the U.S. Olympic Committee is dedicated to helping U.S. athletes achieve sustained competitive excellence, thereby inspiring all Americans. To fulfill this mission, the USOC recognizes the need to prioritize diversity in everyday operations and maintain an inclusive culture that represents all U.S citizens.

“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 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.” – USOC CEO Scott Blackmun


The USOC’s commitment to diversity and inclusion has led the organization to be recognized for the following awards:

  • 2018 Diversity Leader Award – Jason Thompson – Profiles in Diversity Journal.
  • 2017 Diversity Leader Award – Jason Thompson – Profiles in Diversity Journal.
  • First Place in the 2016 International Innovations in Diversity award from the Profiles in Diversity Journal.
  • 2015 Diversity Champion Award for Excellence in diversity strategies and initiatives from the Colorado Society for Human Resource Management.