Interested and qualified athletes (see USAB bylaws Section 12, page 32-33 for the USOPC Athletes’ Advisory Council – USAB Bylaws or see qualification requirements below) should submit their nomination statement of not more than 200 words to by August 1, 2020. Interested persons should submit the following:

  • A brief cover letter summarizing qualifications, motivation, and willingness to serve
  • Current resume/CV with professional, athletic, and governance qualifications

Section 12.2. Qualifications.

Those individuals who have represented the United States as athletes in the Olympic or Paralympic Games, the Pan American Games, Para Pan American Games/ Continental Qualifying Championships, World or Para World Championships, or a USOC-designated Operation Gold badminton event within the ten (10) year period prior to December 31 of the year in which the election is held shall be eligible to run for election to the USOC Athletes’ Advisory Council. Additionally, in order to be eligible to run for election, an individual shall be a citizen of the United States and eighteen (18) years of age or older by December 31 of the year in which the election is held. Athletes cannot be paid employees of the USOC or USA Badminton or participate in national selection tournaments while simultaneously serving on the AAC. For clarification, the elected USOC athlete representative cannot participate in national team trials event during their term of service.

USOPC AAC Representative Election Timeline

July 1, 2020 – Request for nominations and nominating instructions posted online

August 1, 2020 – Nominations Close

August 7, 2020 – Ballots sent out

August 17, 2020, 12:59 p.m. PST – Voting Closes

August 24, 2020 – Election Results Announced