United States Olympic Committee

Citation

Hollenbeck et. al. v. United States Olympic Committee et. al., 03-K-1364 (PAC), (D.C. Colo. 2003).

Issues

Scot Hollonbeck, Tony Iniguez, and Jacob Heilveil are elite athletes with disabilities who have competed in the Paralympic Games. The United States Olympic Committee ("USOC") denies benefits, programming, funding and other support to Paralypmic athletes that it provides to Olympic athletes. Hollonbeck, Iniguez and Heilveil sued the USOC under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act to remedy this discrimination.

Status

United States District Court Judge John Kane granted the USOC’s motion to dismiss the paralympic athletes claims of discrimination.  The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed this decision.  On October 6, 2008, the United States Supreme Court denied plaintiffs’ petition for certiorari.

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