USOC leadership is fully engaged internationally and is committed to building relationships with colleagues on a global level in order to appropriately play a leadership role in the Olympic and Paralympic Movements. The organization has hosted a number of international meetings and events in the U.S., including two key meetings in 2012 – the 6th IOC Athlete Career Program Forum and PASO Best Practices Symposium.

IOC Athlete Career Program Forum

With support from the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority, the USOC hosted the 6th International Olympic Committee Athlete Career Program Forum on Nov. 8-11, 2012, in Lake Placid, N.Y. Founded in 2005 in cooperation with Adecco, the IOC Athlete Career Program provides support to elite athletes in the areas of education, life skills and employment. The 2012 event marked the first time the forum was held outside of the IOC’s headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The IOC ACP Forum takes place every two years and provides support to elite athletes in the areas of education, life skills and employment. The aim of the forum is to expand the value and impact of the IOC Athlete Career Programme in supporting athletes worldwide. Since inception, the IOC ACP has reached more than 10,000 athletes in over 100 countries.

PASO Best Practices Symposium

In November 2012, the USOC also welcome partners in the Western Hemisphere as it hosted the PASO executive board meetings and the first America’s Best Practices Symposium in Miami. The symposium provided a forum for NOCs from the Americas to share best practices in key functional areas that are essential to the success of an Olympic Committee.