Reporting A Concern
The USOPC is committed to providing a positive, healthy, and safe environment, and promoting a culture of integrity within the United States Olympic and Paralympic community. An important part of this commitment is the USOPC’s Integrity Platform, which includes reporting mechanisms that allow members of our community to report their concerns either confidentially or anonymously. Links to these various reporting tools are included below along with a description of where you should report your concern.
Report here if you have reasonable suspicion of sexual misconduct or harassment, child abuse (including child sexual abuse), or intimate relationships involving an imbalance of power. The Center also accepts reports of emotional and physical misconduct (including but not limited to bullying, hazing, stalking, and harassment) within the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement. Reports of emotional and physical misconduct can also be reported directly to your sport’s NGB.Report Here
Report here if you are aware of or have experienced emotional abuse, physical abuse, a violation of the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP), or have any security concerns. The USOPC will refer allegations of sexual misconduct and child abuse to the U.S. Center for SafeSport. Allegations of child abuse will also be reported to law enforcement. The USOPC will refer allegations of emotional or physical abuse or violations of the MAAPP that do not fall under its jurisdiction to the U.S. Center for SafeSport and/or the appropriate National Governing Body.Report Here
The USOPC's Ethics and Compliance team reviews and investigates certain reports regarding NGBs' compliance with the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act and the USOPC and / or NGB Bylaws, including conflicts of interest and governance issues. The team also reviews and investigates allegations of USOPC non-compliance, as well as alleged code of conduct violations. For more detailed information about the Ethics and Compliance team's role and responsibilities, please refer to the USOPC's Ethics and Compliance policies.Report Here
All cases of suspected emotional, physical, or sexual abuse of a minor must be reported to law enforcement immediately. Filing a report with the U.S. Center for SafeSport or the USOPC does not satisfy this obligation.
If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911 immediately.
Additional Resources & Information
Office of the Athlete Ombuds
The Office of the Athlete Ombuds offers independent, confidential advice to athletes regarding their rights and responsibilities in the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement, and assists athletes with a broad range of questions, disputes, complaints and concerns. The Athlete Ombuds’ focus is to serve athletes who represent the U.S. in international competition. The Athlete Ombuds operates on the core principles of confidentiality and privacy, independence, and impartiality.
U.S. Center for SafeSport Resources
For additional information about the SafeSport Code and the Center’s Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies, click here.
For additional information about the USOPC’s governing documents, including the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act and the USOPC Bylaws, click here. For the USOPC’s Ethics and Compliance policies, including the USOPC Code of Conduct, the Speak Up Policy, and the Conflicts of Interest Policy, click here.
To learn more about the USOPC’s athlete safety programs and policies, click here.