Article IX

Just as “Article VIII” is the old title for Section 10 of the USOC Bylaws, “Article IX” refers to what is now Section 9.

Section 9 describes the inviolability of an athlete’s right to participate in any protect competition. An athlete who feels that anyone has denied — or threatened to deny — her the right to compete can file what is commonly referred to as an “Article IX complaint” or simply an “Article IX.”

Please read Section 9 of the USOC Bylaws for further information. You can also contact your AAC rep and/or the Athlete Ombudsman about any questions you may have.

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