USOC Denies Telling Federations To Consider Not Going To Rio

“We’re taking steps to ensure that our delegation and those affiliated with Team USA are aware of the CDC’s recommendations regarding travel to Brazil,” says USOC spokesperson Patrick Sandusky.


11/17/15 In Briefs: New USOC/NCAA Role, Budapest Honor, Northbridge HS

Read about the USOC’s new Director of Collegiate Partnerships role in this edition of “In Briefs”.

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Katie Ledecky Up For USOC Sportswoman Of The Year Award For 2nd Time

Katie Ledecky is in the running for the United States Olympic Committee’s Sportswoman of the Year Award.


Hershey Candy Company partners with U.S. Olympic Committee

The partnership with the USOC will include the Hershey corporate brand as well as some of the company’s most famous product brands, including Hershey’s, Reese’s, Hershey’s Kisses and Twizzlers.


In Briefs 10/04/15: Fletcher Elevated To Elite, Brazil Waives Visas

The country of Brazil will grant 90-day visa waivers to benefit foreign Olympic tourists.

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Charlotte to host the 2016 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials

U.S. Paralympics announced the city of Charlotte, North Carolina has been selected as the site of the 2016 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials for cycling, swimming and track and field.

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Boston’s 2024 Olympic Bid In Danger of Being Withdrawn

Boston2024 may be in jeopardy as Boston mayor Marty Walsh announced he would refuse to sign any contract that would put future financial burdens on the residents of the city.


Robert L. Wood Joins U.S. Olympic Committee Board Of Directors

The United States Olympic Committee today announced the addition of Robert L. Wood to its board of directors.

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USOC relaxes contentious ‘Rule 40’ on athlete marketing during the Olympics

The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) has amended one of its most criticized rules, “Rule 40,” which restricts independent athlete marketing during the Olympics.

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USOC announces Road to Rio Tour

The United States Olympic Committee announced today details of the Road to Rio Tour presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance. The…

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Boston’s Bid for 2024 Olympics Not A “Sure Thing”

With the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) decision on which city will host the 2024 edition of the Summer Olympic Games…


Dave Denniston Resigns as Resident Coach for U.S. Paralympic Swimming

Swim coach Dave Denniston has tendered a resignation from his post as the United States Olympic Training Center resident coach for…


U.S. Olympic Committee to present Team USA Athlete Performance Awards Program

The United States Olympic Committee today announced a new awards program – the Team USA Awards presented by Dow – to recognize the outstanding achievements of Team USA athletes year-round.

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USOC program invites fans to purchase gifts to offset athlete training costs

Natalie Coughlin, 12-time Olympic medal winner: “This support is more important today than ever, as there are athletes who have the potential, but not the means, to achieve their Olympic and Paralympic dreams.”


U.S. Olympic Committee Announces Three New Board Members

The United States Olympic Committee board of directors today approved three new members during its meeting in Washington, D.C. Joining the board in place of outgoing members are Daniel Doctoroff, former CEO of Bloomberg LP; Steve Mesler, three-time Olympian and president/CEO of Classroom Champions; and Kevin White, vice president and director of athletics at Duke University.

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