Ted stevens olympic amateur sports act
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The Amateur Sports Act of , signed by President Jimmy Carter, established the United The Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act is a United States law (codified at 36 U.S.C. Sec. et seq. of the United States Code) that.
In , the passage of The Amateur Sports Act (now The Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act – revised in ) as federal law appointed the USOC.
Description:The AAU now continues as a voluntary organization largely promoting youth sports. More than coaches and officials associated with Olympic sport governing bodies have been convicted of sex crimes since the early s, according to a Washington Post review of coach ban lists, court records and news clips. Like many of the 47 Olympic governing bodies, USA Gymnastics both trains and selects the athletes who compete for Team USA in international competitions, and also credentials coaches and local clubs to work with aspiring Olympians across the country. The Ted Stevens Act requires an Olympic governing body give fair notice, due process and a hearing to any member athlete, coach, or official it wants to ban; requirements that have sometimes prevented governing bodies from banning coaches suspected of abuse. USA Gymnastics is one of six Olympic governing bodies that have been accused of mishandling complaints of abuse.