Amateur Sports Act of 1978

Amateur Sports Act of 1978

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act establishes a United States Olympic Committee and provides for national governing bodies for each Olympic sport. The Act provides important legal protection for individual athletes. Prior to the adoption of the Act in 1978, the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) represented the United States on international competition matters and regulated amateur sports generally. The AAU had adopted arbitrary rules which prohibited women from participating in running events and banned any runner who had raced in the same event as a runner with a shoe-company sponsorship. Congress adopted the Act in response to criticisms of the AAU, effectively removing that organization from any governance role. The AAU now continues as a voluntary organization largely promoting youth sports; while it still has a major role in promoting track, it is now best known for sponsoring youth basketball competitions.
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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • Saarbrucken, Germany
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136665530
  • 9786136665535