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Athlete Resources

  • Mental Health Resources

    As part of our mission, the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) is committed to achieving sustained competitive excellence and well-being for Team USA athletes. More than ever, it is critical that the USOPC empower Team USA athletes seeking assistance around mental health and mental performance and we are excited to continue to provide education and resources in these areas. The USOPC Psychological Services team supports Team USA USA athletes across the psychological spectrum by providing internal and external resources that range from mental health to mental performance and everything in between.

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  • Athlete Ombuds

    The Office of the Athlete Ombuds and its staff (the Athlete Ombuds) is a resource available to Team USA Athletes in the Olympic and Paralympic Movement. Our focus is to serve athletes who represent the U.S. in international competition. The Athlete Ombuds operates on the core principles of confidentiality, privacy, independence, and impartiality.

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  • IPC Licensing

    Learn about how to get licensed here.

  • Powerlifting Classification

    In order to safeguard the integrity of fair competition, all Para sports have a system in place which aims to ensure that winning is determined by sporting factors such as skill, fitness, power, endurance, tactical ability and mental focus, the same factors that account for success in sport for able bodied athletes.