US Olympic and Paralympic assembly announced17.09.2014
September’s event is set to see more than 400 participants attend across the two-day assembly
"More than 400 participants are expected to attend, representing Olympic, Paralympic and Pan American National Governing Bodies"
The US Olympic and Paralympic Assembly – an annual meeting of the US Olympic and Paralympic family – will be held between 25-26 September at the Hilton Hotel in Chicago, the USA.
The two-day event – themed ‘Power of Sport’ – will be highlighted by an awards dinner featuring six-time Olympic gold medallist Amy Van Dyken-Rouen as the keynote speaker, and Tamron Hall, co-host of NBC’s TODAY show and MSNBC’s NewsNation, as host.
More than 400 participants are expected to attend, representing Olympic, Paralympic and Pan American National Governing Bodies; US Olympians and Paralympians; Multi-Sport Organisations; the Athletes' Advisory Council; the Paralympic Advisory Committee; and United States Olympic Committee (USOC) board members and staff.
“On behalf of the USOC, I would like to thank the city of Chicago for its hospitality, and the entire US Olympic and Paralympic family for its participation at this important gathering,” said, Scott Blackmun, USOC CEO.
“We look forward to connecting with our colleagues as we celebrate Team USA, review our progress over the past year and examine ways to enhance the growth and development of sport in the United States.”
In addition to a USOC board of directors meeting, the programme for the event includes USOC constituent council sessions, and a general address from USOC leadership.
The assembly was initiated in 2005 to give a voice to the various member organizations of the USOC; to keep dialogue open between members, staff and volunteer leadership; and to help further the Olympic and Paralympic movements in the United States.
For more information, visit the US Paralympic Committee website.