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Text of A resolution commemorating the success of Team USA in the past 25 Olympic Games and supporting Team USA in the ...

...USA in the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

This simple resolution was agreed to on July 26, 2012. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution. The text of the bill below is as of Jul 26, 2012 (Resolution Agreed to).

Source: GPO

III

112th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. RES. 531

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 26, 2012

(for herself, Mr. Hatch, Mr. Bennet, Mr. Isakson, Mr. Durbin, and Mr. Merkley) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to

RESOLUTION

Commemorating the success of Team USA in the past 25 Olympic Games and supporting Team USA in the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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

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

Whereas, at the 2012 Olympic Games, over 200 nations will compete in over 300 events, and Team USA will compete in 246 events;

Whereas, at the 2012 Olympic Games, over 200 nations will compete in 39 disciplines, and Team USA will compete in 38 of those disciplines;

Whereas 529 Olympians and over 245 Paralympians will compete on behalf of Team USA in London, England;

Whereas Team USA has won 934 gold medals, 730 silver medals, and 643 bronze medals, totaling 2,307 medals over the past 25 Olympic Games;

Whereas the people of the United States stand united in respect and admiration for the members of the United States Olympic and Paralympic teams, and the athletic accomplishments, sportsmanship, and dedication to excellence of the teams;

Whereas the many accomplishments of the United States Olympic and Paralympic teams would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of many others, including the United States Olympic Committee and the many administrators, coaches, and family members who provided critical support to the athletes;

Whereas the Nation takes great pride in the qualities of commitment to excellence, grace under pressure, and good will toward other competitors exhibited by the athletes of Team USA; and

Whereas the Olympic Movement celebrates competition, fair play, and the pursuit of dreams: Now, therefore, be it

That the Senate—

(1)

applauds all of the athletes and coaches of Team USA and their families who support them;

(2)

supports the athletes of Team USA in their endeavors at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games held in London, England;

(3)

thanks all of the members of the United States Olympics Committee for their unwavering support of the athletes of Team USA; and

(4)

supports the goals and ideals of the Olympic Games.