THE UNITED STATES OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
The United States Olympic Committee, one of America's premier sports organizations, is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo.
In 1978, the passage of The Amateur Sports Act (now The Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act - revised in 1998) as federal law appointed the U.S. Olympic Committee as the coordinating body for all Olympic-related athletic activity in the United States. The vision of the USOC is to enable America's athletes to realize their Olympic and Paralympic dreams.
The USOC is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the sole entity in the United States whose mission involves training, entering and underwriting the full expenses for the U.S. teams in the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games. In addition to being the steward of the U.S. Olympic Movement, the USOC is the moving force for support of sports in the United States that are on the program of the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games.
The U.S. Olympic Committee also oversees the process by which U.S. cities seek to be selected as a Candidate City to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games, winter or summer, or the Pan American Games. In addition, the USOC approves the U.S. trial sites for the Olympic, Paralympic and Pan American Games team selections.