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IOC launches toolkit for Olympic movement to safeguard athletes from harassment and abuse in sport

This toolkit aims to assist National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and International Federations (IFs) in the development of policies and procedures to safeguard athletes from harassment and abuse in sport.

The IOC’s mission is to place athletes at the heart of the Olympic Movement, and Olympic Agenda 2020 sets out the strategic roadmap for this. This includes Recommendation 18: Strengthen support to athletes. Through this recommendation, the IOC has taken significant steps to safeguard athletes from harassment and abuse in sport.

The IOC prevention of harassment and abuse in sport (PHAS) initiatives have been established by the IOC’s Athletes’, Athletes’ Entourage, Medical and Scientific and Women in Sport Commissions, in collaboration with NOCs, IFs and subject matter experts.

Furthermore, the need for the development of resources related to athlete safeguarding was further requested by athletes at the International Athletes’ Forum in 2015.

Find more information about the toolkit here.

08.11.2017