Category - Amateur
The ted stevens olympic and amateur sports act is a united states law (codified at 36 u. Of the united states code) that charters and grants monopoly status to the united states olympic committee, and specifies requirements for its member national governing bodies for individual sports. This chapter may be cited as the ted stevens olympic and amateur sports act. For purposes of this chapter (1) amateur athlete means an athlete who meets the eligibility standards established by the national governing body or paralympic sports organization for the sport in which the athlete competes. Chapter 2205united states olympic committee subchapter icorporation sec. Recognition of amateur sports organizations as national governing bodies. This chapter may be cited as the ted stevens olympic and amateur sports act. This chapter may be cited as the ted stevens olympic and amateur sports act. Amateur sports organization means a not-for-profit corporation, association, or other group organized in the united states that sponsors or arranges an amateur athletic competition. Granting sanctions for amateur athletic competitions (a) prompt review and decision. The amateur sports act of 1978 (its official name) did a couple of things. It tried to reform the governance of olympic and amateur sports in the us to provide more input for athletes and greater chance of due process to athletes accused of doping. A bill to amend the amateur sports act to strengthen provisions protecting the right of athletes to compete, recognize the paralympics and growth of disabled sports, improve the u. Olympic committees ability to resolve certain disputes, and for other purposes. Sometimes they are a way of recognizing or honoring the sponsor or creator of a particular law (as with the taft-hartley act). And sometimes they are meant to garner political support for a law by giving it a catchy name (as with the usa patriot act or the take pride in america act) or by invoking public outrage or sympathy (as with any number of laws named for victims of crimes). Granting sanctions for amateur athletic competitions (a) prompt review and decision. feinsteins recommended changes to the ted stevens olympic and amateur sports act comes amid an ongoing abuse scandal roiling usa gymnastics.