U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee, NBC Olympics Join Forces to Host Team USA Awards

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee and NBC Olympics will co-host the 2019 Team USA Awards presented by Dow, Best of the Year, at Universal Studios on Tuesday, Nov. 19.

The summer and winter Team USA athletes, sponsors, donors and guests will celebrate the past, present and future of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic movements.

The event recognizes U.S. performances throughout the past year and will be broadcast on Dec. 22, 2019 from 2-3 p.m. ET on NBC. Fans join the conversation by voting for their favorite athletes and inspiring performances and the Team USA awards have been shining a light on inspiring performances for almost 50 years.

 “The Team USA Awards are such an important and beloved event within the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic movements, because they celebrate the inspiring journeys and incredible feats of our athlete’s year in and year out,” USOPC CEO Sarah Hirshland said. “This year’s event will take on an even deeper significance as we pay tribute to Chris, Steven, Curt and Steve, and honor their rightful place in history. We are thrilled to host this event alongside NBC Olympics and Dow, two great partners in celebrating the achievements of Team USA athletes.”

The ceremony will also recognize three additional awards:

• Jesse Owens Olympic Spirit Award that recognizes an individual who has served as a powerful force for good in society, inspiring others by contributing to a better world, uniting people or leading a cause.

• Coaches of the Year awards: Honors one Olympic and one Paralympic coach based on their achievements from the previous year.

At the 2019 Team USA Awards, guests will receive a red-carpet welcome at Universal Studios and the awards will take place at 6-7:15 p.m. at a sound stage on the Universal Studios production lot in Universal City, Calif.