The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) is the National Olympic Committee for the United States. It is responsible for promoting and organizing the participation of American athletes in the Olympic Games, as well as in other international competitions sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
The USOC is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and is a private, non-profit organization. It is responsible for selecting and training the American teams that compete in the Olympic and Paralympic Games, as well as for providing support and resources to American athletes and sports organizations. The USOC also works closely with the IOC and other National Olympic Committees to promote the Olympic movement and the values of sport.
The USOC was founded in 1894 and officially recognized by the IOC in 1913. Since then, American athletes have competed in every modern Olympic Games and have won more medals than any other country in the world.