PHOTO BY PETER SPURRIER
The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee held its first meeting with the 44-member Team USA Council on Racial and Social Justice in August. The council focused on addressing four priorities: the right to protest and demonstrate; athlete voice and advocacy; institutional awareness and cultural change; racism and acts of discrimination. “We are grateful to this group of athletes and thought leaders who have joined the council, lending their perspective and dedication to help us confront the issues of racism and discrimination in sport and society,” said Sarah Hirshland, USOPC CEO. Olympic rower Grace Latz is the only rowing athlete on the council.