A ministry of sports or ministry of youth and sports is a kind of government ministry found in certain countries with responsibility for the regulation of sports, particularly those participated in by young people. It is led by the minister of sport (or sports minister).

The United States is one of the only countries in the world to have no ministry (department) of sports and provide no government funding for its National Olympic Committee.[1][2][3][4][5]

List of ministries by country

See also


  1. ^ "About The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee". www.usopc.org. Retrieved 20 December 2023.
  2. ^ Skousen, Mark (17 August 2016). "Privately Funded USA Olympic Team...Wins!". Townhall.
  3. ^ Crookston, Paul (10 August 2016). "U.S. Has Done Fine with No Government Department of Sports". National Review.
  4. ^ Hart, Torrey (7 August 2020). "U.S. Olympic Athletes in Financial Limbo Without Olympics, Events".
  5. ^ Bachman, Rachel (12 April 2020). "WSJ News Exclusive | U.S. Olympic Sports Groups Seek Government Aid". Wall Street Journal – via www.wsj.com.