36 U.S. Code § 220509 - Resolution of disputes
The date of the enactment of the Empowering Olympic, Paralympic, and Amateur Athletes Act of 2020, referred to in subsec. (b)(4)(E)(i), is the date of enactment of Pub. L. 116–189, which was approved Oct. 30, 2020.
2020—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 116–189, §§ 4(a)(7), 6(e)(1), in first sentence, inserted “complaints of retaliation or” after “relating to” and “the Parapan American Games,” after “the Pan-American Games,” and, in second sentence, substituted “the Pan-American Games, or the Parapan American Games” for “or the Pan-American Games”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 116–189, § 6(e)(2), amended subsec. (b) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (b) provided for an ombudsman for athletes.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 116–189, § 6(e)(3), added subsec. (c).
2006—Subsec. (b)(1)(A). Pub. L. 109–284 struck out “a” before “paralympic sports organizations”.
1998—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 105–277, § 142(h)(1), designated existing provisions as subsec. (a), and inserted heading.
Pub. L. 105–277, § 142(h)(2), inserted “the Paralympic Games,” before “the Pan-American Games”.
Pub. L. 105–277, § 142(h)(3), inserted at end “In any lawsuit relating to the resolution of a dispute involving the opportunity of an amateur athlete to participate in the Olympic Games, the Paralympic Games, or the Pan-American Games, a court shall not grant injunctive relief against the corporation within 21 days before the beginning of such games if the corporation, after consultation with the chair of the Athletes’ Advisory Council, has provided a sworn statement in writing executed by an officer of the corporation to such court that its constitution and bylaws cannot provide for the resolution of such dispute prior to the beginning of such games.”
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 105–277, § 142(h)(4), added subsec. (b).