H.Res. 780 (112th): Supporting the goals and ideals of the Olympic movement.

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Sep 12, 2012 (Introduced).

Status & Summary | PDF | Source: GPO

IV

112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. RES. 780

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 12, 2012

(for himself, Mr. Runyan, Mr. Reichert, and Mr. Perlmutter) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs

RESOLUTION

Supporting the goals and ideals of the Olympic movement.

Whereas for over 100 years, the Olympic movement has sought to build a more peaceful and better world by educating young people through athletics, by bringing together athletes from many countries in friendly competition, and by forging new relationships bound by friendship, solidarity, sportsmanship, and fair play;

Whereas the 2012 Olympic Games were held in London, England, from July 27, 2012, to August 12, 2012, and the 2012 Paralympic Games from August 29, 2012, to September 9, 2012;

Whereas the Olympic and Paralympic Games promote international competition focused on respect, excellence, and friendship;

Whereas over 200 nations competed in over 300 events during the 2012 Olympic Games;

Whereas 530 Olympians and over 245 Paralympians displayed courage, determination, and inspiration while representing the United States in London;

Whereas athletes representing the United States at the Olympic and Paralympic Games have achieved great success personally and for the Nation;

Whereas Team USA finished first overall in the medal count, with 46 gold, 29 silver, and 29 bronze medals at the 2012 Olympic Games;

Whereas Team USA finished fourth in overall medals, with 31 gold, 29 silver, and 38 bronze medals at the 2012 Paralympic Games;

Whereas the success of Team USA was enhanced by the dedication and commitment to excellence exhibited by the United States Olympic Committee and its athletes; and

Whereas the Olympic and Paralympic Games celebrated competition, integrity, and the pursuit of dreams: Now, therefore, be it

That the House of Representatives—

(1)

supports the goals and ideals of the Olympic movement; and

(2)

congratulates the United States Olympic Committee and the United States Olympic and Paralympic teams for their accomplishments during the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London, England.