Ms. Carolina Bayon
United States Olympic Committee
Co-Director, ICECP

Carolina Bayón was named the Director of International Cooperation and Policy for the United States Olympic Committee on December 1, 2006. Bayón is responsible for supervising all National Olympic Committee and International Olympic Solidarity outreach programs. Fluent in Spanish and English with a working knowledge of French, she will act as the senior multi-lingual interface with all international sports organizations and will manage relations with international non-governmental organizations. Bayón is based in the USOC's International Office in Colorado Springs, CO. Bayón joined the USOC from the International Olympic Committee where she served as one of four senior managers in Olympic Solidarity, a department of the IOC that supports the development of Olympic sport among the 203 National Olympic Committees around the world. In her IOC role, Bayón was responsible for the development of programs to support NOCs world-wide in improving their management, as well as for relations with the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) and the 42 National Olympic Committees in the Americas. Originally from Colombia but raised in the United States, Bayón was the manager of National Olympic Committee and National Paralympic Committee Services at the Salt Lake City Games in 2002. She also served as National Olympic Committees Relations Coordinator for the Americas at the Olympic Games in 2000 in Sydney, Australia. Bayón also has some previous USOC background having served as the Director of Communications for U.S. Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) from 1997-1998 and as Special Projects Assistant in the USOC's International Games Preparation Division from 1995-1997. Her initial USOC experience began as an intern for the organization. Prior to that, she served a semester White House internship in the Press Office for the Clinton Administration. Bayón graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism in 1994 from Ohio University.