The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) is a non-profit organization that serves as the National Olympic Committee (NOC) for the United States and coordinates the relationship between the United States Anti-Doping Agency and the World Anti-Doping Agency and various international sports federations. A non-profit organization ( abbreviated "NPO" also "not-for-profit" is a legally constituted Organization whose objective is to support or engage National Olympic Committees (or NOCs) are the national constituents of the worldwide Olympic movement The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The United States Anti-Doping Agency ( USADA) which began operations on October 1, 2000, is a non-governmental agency responsible for implementation of The World Anti-Doping Agency ( WADA) Agence mondiale antidopage is an independent foundation created through a collective initiative led by the International Olympic Committee This is a list of international sports federations, each of which serves as a non-governmental governing body for a given Sport and administers its sport Under the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act, the Committee is chartered by the United States government. The Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act is a United States law (codified at 36 U A charter is the grant of authority or rights stating that the granter formally recognizes the prerogative of the recipient to exercise the rights specified The federal government of the United States is the central United States Governmental body established by the United States Constitution. Despite this federal mandate it receives no continuous financial assistance from the U. S. government. As a non-profit organization it competes with other charities for private contributions. 
As a NOC, the Committee supports American athletes in general and Olympic athletes in specific and selects and enters athletes for participation in the Games of the Olympiad, Olympic Winter Games, and Pan American Games. The Summer Olympic Games or the Games of the Olympiad are an International Multi-sport event, usually quadrennial organised by the International The Winter Olympic Games are a winter Multi-sport event held every four years The Pan American Games are a Multi-sport event, held every four years between competitors from all nations of The Americas. The Committee provides training centers, funds, and support staff to elite athletes.
The USOC also acts as the United States representative for all Olympic matters, including for the evaluation cities that are prospective nominees to host an iteration of the Olympic Games; the Committee ultimately submits a bid to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on behalf of a selected city.
Upon the 1894 founding of the IOC, the two constituent American members, James E. Sullivan and William Milligan Sloane, formed a committee to organize the participation of American athletes in the Games of the I Olympiad contested two years thence in Athens, Greece. Auto racing First contest organised in Paris. Baseball Baltimore wins the first of three championships James Edward Sullivan ( November 18, 1862 in New York City &ndash September 16, 1914) was an American sports official William Milligan Sloane ( November 12, 1850 &ndash September 12, 1928) was an American educator and historian born at Richmond The 1896 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the I Olympiad, were an International Athens (ˈæθənz Αθήνα Athina,) the Capital and largest city of Greece, dominates the Attica periphery as one of the world's Greece (Ελλάδα transliterated: Elláda, historically, Ellás,) officially the Hellenic Republic (Ελληνική Δημοκρατία
The Committee operated under various names until it acquired its present name in 1961, and it subsequently assumed responsibility for some training of American participants in the Paralympic Games, some of whom, as with Olympic athletes, coaches, and promoters it honors, in view of athletic achievement, sportsmanship, or effort to generate interest in a sport amongst prospective athletes and prospective spectators and fans, with induction into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame. Athletics Marathon August 12 &mdash Enschede Marathon, Netherlands Men's Winner The Paralympic Games are a multi-sport event for athletes with physical and sensorial disabilities Sportsmanship is conformance to the rules spirit and Etiquette of Sport. Fans in Little Italyjpg|thumb|right|Fans in Little Italy Manhattan celebrating the victory of the Italian association football team after the 2006 FIFA World Cup]][[Image Wm-oly-de-cr The United States Olympic Hall of Fame is an Honor roll of the top American Olympic athletes  Congress provided a special charter for the Committee as well as due process rights for athletes in the Amateur Sports Act of 1978. The Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act establishes a United States Olympic Committee and provides for national governing bodies for each Olympic sport. The act gave exclusive rights of usage of the words "Olympic" and "Olympiad" to the Olympic Committee.  The Committee used this act to sue other organizations which used this term "Olympics", such as the Gay Olympics.
On April 21-22, 1979, the USOC held a telethon called Olympa-Thon '79 on NBC, which was scheduled to broadcast the 1980 Summer Olympics. Events 753 BC - Romulus and Remus found Rome ( traditional date) Events 1500 - Portuguese Navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral becomes the first European to sight Brazil. Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar) The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's The 1980 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXII Olympiad, were an International Multi-sport event held in Moscow in the Soviet Among those who participated was the reunited duo of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, as well as O.J. Simpson and various Olympians. Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti; June 7 1917 &ndash December 25 1995 was an American Singer, Film Actor, television personality Jerry Lewis (born March 16, 1926) is an American Comedian, award-winning actor producer writer and director best-known for his slapstick Orenthal James "O J" Simpson (born July 9 1947 who has also been called The Juice, is a retired American football player, The event aired in both prime-time and late-night slots. The U. S. eventually boycotted the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow, U.S.S.R. and, of course, NBC did not televise the competition. The 1980 Summer Olympics boycott of the Moscow Olympics was a part of a package of actions to protest the Soviet war in Afghanistan. Moscow (Москва́ romanised: Moskvá, IPA: see also other names) is the Capital and the largest city of The USOC has not held such a prominent fundraising event since. 
In October 2007, the ARCO Training Center in Chula Vista, California (see below) was closed temporarily due to the Harris Fire, one of many that ravaged southern California. October 2007 is the tenth month of that year It began on a Monday and 31 days later ended on a Wednesday. Chula Vista ( is a city in southern San Diego County, California, United States. 
The Committee is led by an eleven-member board of directors composed of corporate executives, representatives from certain national sports federations, and former Olympic athletes. Corporate titles are titles conferred on individuals as a means of identifying their function in the Organization. A sport governing body is a sports organization that has a regulatory or sanctioning function Peter Ueberroth, the president of the committee that organized the Games of the XXIII Olympiad, contested in 1984 in Los Angeles, California, serves at present as the head of the USOC. Peter Victor Ueberroth (born September 2, 1937) is an American executive The 1984 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIII Olympiad, were an International Multi-sport event held in Los Angeles, Athletics For an extensive coverage see 1984 in athletics (track and field Auto Racing Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean.
The USOC operates four training centers, at which aspiring Olympians prepare for international competition:
All four facilities are residential.
The USOC administers a number of awards and honors for individuals and teams who have significant achievements in Olympic and Paralympic sports, or who have made contributions to the Olympic and Paralympic movement in the U. The Paralympic Games are a multi-sport event for athletes with physical and sensorial disabilities S.