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Legislation approved to establish commission on state of US Olympics

Posted at 10:34 PM, Nov 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-14 00:34:26-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — A Senate committee has approved Senator Cory Gardner's legislation to establish the Commission on the State of US Olympics and Paralympics.

The bill would create a 16-member commission, half of whom would be Olympians or Paralympians.

The commission would study the structure of the US Olympic Committee and determine whether or not the board includes diverse membership, existing licensing, funding arrangements, and much more.

"This will help the U.S. Olympic Committee's presence in Colorado grow even stronger and make sure we do a better job looking out for the futures of our Olympic and Paralympic athletes," said Senator Gardner.

The commission would need to submit a final report to congress with their findings, conclusions, recommendations, and any suggested policy changes.