IOC Prevention of Harassment & Abuse in Sport

As in all sectors of society, sport is not immune to the presence of harassment and abuse. Evidence demonstrates that harassment and abuse occur in all sports, in all countries, and at all levels of sport expertise.This is compounded by a lack of regulatory policies, procedures and protective mechanisms in sports organisations.

The IOC has developed a number of initiatives to raise awareness of this important topic and facilitate the implementation of safeguarding policies and procedures by sporting organisations, as well as implementing measures within its own jurisdiction. The core IOC Prevention of Harassment and Abuse in Sport initiatives include: