Olympic bodies improve protection for athletes from abuse

Olympic bodies improve protection for athletes from abuse

Making an attempt to guard athletes from abuse and harassment, the Worldwide Olympic Committee has revealed a 106-page doc to assist sports activities our bodies enhance their guidelines and processes.

Athletes, together with Olympic champion gymnasts, have talked about their experiences within the #MeToo marketing campaign since allegations of sexual abuse had been made towards movie producer Harvey Weinstein.

IOC President Thomas Bach says “we reward the athletes’ braveness to talk out on incidents of harassment and abuse, and we assist them of their motion.”

The so-called “toolkit” doc was promised final yr when the IOC created a brand new incident reporting course of for athletes on the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. A welfare officer labored on the athletes village in Rio, and the identical system will likely be in place on the Pyeongchang Olympics in February.

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