United States Olympic Committee

Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., the United States Olympic Committee serves as both the National Olympic Committee and National Paralympic Committee for the United States. As such, the USOC is responsible for the training, entering and funding of U.S. teams for the Olympic, Paralympic, Youth Olympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games, while serving as a steward of the Olympic Movement throughout the country.

In addition to its international Games responsibilities and its work to advance the Olympic Movement, the USOC aids America’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes through their National Governing Bodies, providing financial support and jointly working to develop customized, creative and impactful athlete-support and coaching education programs.

The USOC also supports U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes on and off the field of play through programming such as direct athlete funding, health insurance, tuition grants, media and marketing opportunities, career services and performance-based monetary rewards. In addition, the Olympic Training Center facilities provide athletes with performance services, including sports medicine; strength and conditioning; psychology, physiology and nutrition assistance; and performance technology.

Additionally, the USOC oversees the process by which U.S. cities bid to host the Olympic/Paralympic Games, the Youth Olympic Games or the Pan/Parapan American Games, while also playing a supporting role in the bid processes for hosting a myriad of other international competitions. Further, the USOC approves the U.S. trials sites and procedures for the Olympic, Paralympic, Youth Olympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games team selections.


U.S. Ski & Snowboard has a representative on the USOC Board of Directors, Bill Marolt.

Additonally, U.S. Ski & Snowboard has a representative to the USOC's Athletes' Advisory Council;  Holly Brooks is the representative for the quad and Torin Koos is the alternate. 

Contact information:

USOC AAC representative

Holly Brooks

9330 Strutz Avenue

Anchorage, AK 99507

Cell phone: 907-350-8349



USOC AAC alternate

Torin Koos

1510 Madison Street

Wenatchee, WA 98801


Home phone: +41 78 619 80 13

Cell phone: +41 78 619 80 13


Last revised 10/20/17


U.S. Ski & Snowboard Diversity Plan

Diversity & Inclusion Plan

Section 220511 of the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act requires that the United States Olympic Committee submit a report to Congress every quadrennium detailing its operations for the preceding four years.  This report must include information regarding the participation of women, disabled individuals, and racial/ethnic minorities in NGB athletic, governance and management activities. The report must also include descriptions of programs and initiatives that encourage the participation of women, disabled individuals and racial/ethnic minorities within each NGB and HPMO.  As such, each NGB is required to draft a quad diversity and inclusion plan which is submitted to the USOC as of April 1, 2017 and includes all diversity initiatives for the quad period.

U.S. Ski & Snowboard Diversity and Inclusion Plan


Definition of Diversity and Inclusion

U.S. Ski & Snowboard ascribes to the definitions of diversity and inclusion which have been developed by the USOC; i.e. diversity is about differences among people, whether they work for, are served by or otherwise have a stake in the organization itself.  These differences among stakeholders include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, geographic location, national origin, religious beliefs, language, veteran status and physical abilities. Diversity is invaluable because it generates differing points of view, leads to innovation, fosters an understanding and acceptance of individuals from different backgrounds, and recognizes the contributions that a variety of individuals and groups can make.

Inclusion is about creating and maintaining an environment that is welcoming and inviting to all, and where differences are valued. It means promoting an environment in which contributions and strengths are recognized, optimized and valued in a way that generates opportunities for adaptability, problem solving, growth and ultimately increased success.”

U.S. Ski & Snowboard does not tolerate discrimination within its organization, values diversity, and is respectful of the experiences and rights of athletes and others.

As an employer, U.S. Ski & Snowboard supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees in compliance with both state and federal laws.  It does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any prohibited basis, including race, color, gender, pregnancy, age (40 or over), religion, national origin, ethnic background, genetic information (including of a family member), military service, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. 



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