U.S. senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Chair of the Senate committee on Commerce, Science, as well as Transportation, has revealed her visits to the compensation on the specify of the united states Olympic as well as Paralympic committee (USOPC Commission), including individuals with sports legislation ties – former Olympian Nancy Hogshead-Makar as well as sports attorney Dionne Koller.
Chair Cantwell noted that Hogshead-Maker is among the Olympians on Camiseta Cruz Azul the committee “who are utilizing their understanding as well as experience in the sports world to advocate for diversity as well as inclusion, as well as against abuse as well as inequality.”
She added that professor Koller “is a sharp legal mind well-practiced in the problems surrounding Olympic as well as amateur sports.”
Koller will really serve as co-chair of the Commission. She is a professor of legislation at university of Baltimore institution of Law, where her scholarly focus is on Olympic as well as amateur sports law. She is the director for the center for sport as well as the legislation as well as former Chair as well as present member of the executive Board of the association of American legislation School’s section on sports as well as the Law. professor Koller likewise serves as a member of the united states Anti-Doping Agency’s Anti-Doping evaluation Board as Camiseta Manchester City well as offers pro bono support for Olympic motion athletes.
Hogshead-Makar is a two-time Olympic swimmer as well as three-time gold medalist. She is a civil rights attorney as well as professor of sports legislation understood for her advocacy for athletes’ rights. She is the recipient of various honors for her work combating against athlete abuse, as well as for gender as well as racial equality in sports. She currently serves as the CEO of champion Women, which offers legal advocacy for women as well as women in sports. She was actively included in congressional proceedings on sexual abuse within the Camiseta PSV Eindhoven Olympic motion as well as is a leader in numerous USOPC reform groups.