Athlete Services

The Athletes’ Advisory Council is responsible for broadening communication between the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee and active athletes, and serves as a source of input and advice to the USOPC board of directors. The AAC consists of at least one athlete from each National Governing Body (NGB) which the United States is represented at the Olympic and Pan American Games, eight athletes representing the Paralympic Sport Organizations or NGBs designated to govern a Paralympic sport, and six athletes elected by the AAC to serve at-large, including a chair and two vice chairs.


To ensure communication between the USOPC and athletes who are actively engaged in amateur athletic competition or who have represented the United States in international competition within the preceding ten (10) years.

AAC Mission Statement

AAC Vision Statement

Represent the athlete voice and empower Team USA to inspire and drive positive change.

Connect with Us

Contact the AAC Support Staff:

- Elizabeth Ramsey, Executive Director:

- Meryl Fishler, Coordinator:

Follow the AAC on Social:

- Twitter: @USOPC_AAC

- Instagram: @usopc_aac

Additional Resources for Athletes

Office of the Athlete Ombuds: Obtain independent, confidential advice to athletes regarding their rights and responsibilities in the Olympic and Paralympic Movement, and assists athletes with a broad range of questions, disputes, complaints and concerns.  


Anti-Doping: Learn about anti-doping efforts and resources available.


Athlete Safety: To protect and ensure the safety of athletes – regardless of age, gender or stage of development – the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee and member National Governing Bodies are under the jurisdiction of an independent entity, the U.S. Center for SafeSport. Learn more, including how to report a concern.


Athlete support and career planning: Learn more about a variety of services and resources available to Team USA athletes.


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