U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee
The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee is the National Olympic Committee and the National Paralympic Committee for the United States. It was founded in 1895 as the United States Olympic Committee, and is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
A federally chartered nonprofit corporation, the USOPC does not receive federal financial support (other than for select Paralympic military veteran programs) and is one of the only NOCs in the world that also manages Paralympic activities.
Approximately 82% of the USOPC’s budget has a direct impact on its mission of supporting athletes via a variety of programs for both athletes and their National Governing Bodies. In addition to performance grants and rewards, additional support is provided in the form of training facilities, sports medicine and science, coaching education, health insurance, promotional opportunities, education and career services, outfitting and travel, and safe sport and anti-doping programming.
The USOPC is governed by a board of directors and a professional staff headed by a CEO. Three constituent councils serve as sources of opinion and advice to the board and USOPC staff, including the Athletes’ Advisory Council, National Governing Bodies Council and Multi-Sport Organizations Council.