IOC Releases Initial Components of Athlete Charter

"A Steering Committee of 20 athlete representatives from around the world, assembled by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes’ Commission, today released the initial components of an #AthleteCharter to address and protect the fundamental rights and responsibilities of athletes throughout the world.

The Steering Committee is composed of 20 athlete representatives from across the Olympic Movement, with ten from International Federations, five from the Association of National Olympic Committees, one from the International Paralympic Committee, one from the World Olympians Association and three from the IOC AC.

Reflective of a thorough engagement and collaboration with athletes across the sports movement, the Athlete Charter addresses the most relevant issues athletes face today. It is currently organised around five key topics – integrity and clean sport; governance and communication; career and marketing; safeguarding; and sports competition. More specifically, the key themes of the athletes’ rights are further defined – at present – by 19 additional principles, while athletes’ responsibilities are spelled out in 16 specific statements." From the IOC. 



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US Twirling Association Selects Team USA Athletes

The U.S. Trials Competition for Baton Twirling were held this month in Shelbyville, Indiana and the United States Twirling Association selected a talented team of 20 women and five men to represent Team USA at the 34th World Baton Twirling Championships in Men’s and Women’s individual Freestyle, Pairs and Team. The U.S. Trials and the U.S. National Baton Twirling Championships are sponsored by the U.S. Twirling Association (USTA). 

For more information about these events, USTA and the sport of baton twirling, visit



Image: US Twirling Association 

Image: US Twirling Association 

USASC Statement on Responsibility to Actively Combat Abuse of Athletes

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - Jan. 22, 2018 - The USA Sports Council has requested that all its members discuss the different activities and regulations in place to address issues of abuse of athletes, at all levels including minors, juniors and seniors.

The USASC membership believes in proactive approaches to combat any type of activity that harms, or puts in the way of harm, an athlete in any way, physical and psychological, and the organization, along with its members, is actively working on these matters. The USA Sports Council is currently reviewing successful strategies with a view to formulating a cutting edge, successful and enforceable policy.

"We do not believe the correct way is to wait to hear or learn, but in educating and establishing firm directives and protocols to follow for reporting any activity that raises the most basic suspicion." USA Sports Council President and CEO Alfredo La Mont stated on Monday. 

Administrators, coaches, medical staff, trainers, judges, entourage at all levels have the responsibility, moral, ethical, and legal, to do everything in their power to remain vigilant at all times. 




About the USA Sports Council:

The USASC is a Colorado Springs-based non-profit organization bringing together the national governing bodies of sport in the United States that are not under the umbrella of the United States Olympic Committee. The USA Sports Council aims to provide all national governing bodies of sport, health and lifestyle activities with the development of leadership, adoption of national best practices standards and domestic recognition. 

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