Ethics & Compliance

The USOPC promotes a culture of ethics and compliance within the USOPC, among NGBs, and among individuals and entities that engage with the USOPC and NGBs. In keeping with this culture, the USOPC’s Ethics and Compliance team is responsible for ensuring the USOPC and NGBs comply with the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act, their own bylaws and policies, and any other applicable laws or regulations.

Reporting A Concern

Through its Speak Up Policy, the Ethics and Compliance team seeks to empower athletes, USOPC employees and volunteers, NGB employees and volunteers, and other individuals within the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement to raise and report their concerns. Specifically, the USOPC’s Ethic’s and Compliance team reviews and investigates certain reports regarding NGB compliance with the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act and the USOPC or NGB Bylaws, including conflicts of interest and governance issues. The team also reviews and investigates allegations of USOPC non-compliance and alleged code of conduct violations.

REPORTING

The USOPC Ethics and Compliance team accepts reports related to NGB compliance with the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act and the USOPC or NGB Bylaws, including conflicts of interest and governance issues, as well as allegations of USOPC non-compliance and alleged code of conduct violations, including discrimination claims. 

Any individual may report concerns confidentially, or anonymously, online using the USOPC Integrity Portal. If preferred, individuals may call the USOPC Integrity Hotline at 1-877-404-9935 to report their concern over the phone.

For additional reporting resources, including links to the reporting portals for the U.S. Center for SafeSport and the USOPC’s Office of Security and Athlete Safety, click here.

NGB CERTIFICATION REPORTS

Pursuant to the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act and USOPC policy, the USOPC’s Certification Review Group conducts initial NGB certification reviews for new applicant organizations and certification renewal reviews for existing NGBs. USOPC policy provides that all recognized NGBs as of Jan. 1, 2021, are considered certified and the USOPC’s Certification Review Group will review existing NGBs for certification renewal on a rolling four-year basis.

Certification reports for NGBs which have undergone initial certification or certification renewal reviews can be found below. Additional information about the NGB certification process, including the schedule for forthcoming certification reviews, can be found in the NGB Certification Policy and NGB Certification Procedure.

NGB

Status

Next Scheduled Review

United States Association of Blind Athletes

 

Certified in good standing

2025

United States Bowling Congress

 

Renewal in good standing

2025

US Squash

 

Renewal in good standing

2025

USA Baseball

 

Renewal in good standing

2025

USA Boxing

 

Renewal in good standing

2025

USA Racquetball

 

Renewal with conditions

2025

USA Roller Sports

 

Pending additional review

TBD

USA Water Ski and Wake Sports

 

Renewal in good standing

2025