Athlete Ombuds

Athlete Safety and Well-being

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The Office of the Athlete Ombudsman’s role in Safe Sport matters

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

 

The Office of the Athlete Ombudsman’s role in athlete well-being

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

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CONTACT US  

The Office of the Athlete Ombudsman provides cost-free, independent and confidential advice and dispute resolution services. 

 

REPORT AN ATHLETE SAFETY CONCERN

File a concern with the U.S. Center for SafeSport to help keep sports safe for all.

 

REPORT A DOPING CONCERN

Report a concern to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to help keep sports clean.

 

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

The Office of the Athlete Ombudsman can help confidentially refer athletes to the help they need.

 

Disclaimer: 
Please note that advice from any member of the Office of the Athlete Ombudsman, including but not limited to information provided on this website, does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice. The Athlete Ombudsman 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.