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
USOC Bylaws
AAC Bylaws

Athlete Wellness Resources
The USOC has assembled the following document that athletes may utilize when seeking medical, psychology, psychiatric, and SafeSport resources. Some of the resources require that athletes meet certain eligibility criteria in order to receive the benefit, but regardless, athletes may reach out to the respective contacts listed in the document to obtain more information. 

USOC Athlete Wellness Resources