36 USC 220501 - Short title and definitions

(a) Short Title.— 
This chapter may be cited as the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act.
(b) Definitions.— 
For purposes of this chapter
(1) amateur athlete means an athlete who meets the eligibility standards established by the national governing body or paralympic sports organization for the sport in which the athlete competes.
(2) amateur athletic competition means a contest, game, meet, match, tournament, regatta, or other event in which amateur athletes compete.

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(3) amateur sports organization means a not-for-profit corporation, association, or other group organized in the United States that sponsors or arranges an amateur athletic competition.
(4) corporation means the United States Olympic Committee.
(5) international amateur athletic competition means an amateur athletic competition between one or more athletes representing the United States, individually or as a team, and one or more athletes representing a foreign country.
(6) national governing body means an amateur sports organization that is recognized by the corporation under section 220521 of this title.
(7) paralympic sports organization means an amateur sports organization which is recognized by the corporation under section 220521 of this title.
(8) sanction means a certificate of approval issued by a national governing body.