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, which includes athlete safeguarding.
At the core of the IOC Athlete Safeguarding initiatives lies the fundamental principle that all athletes have the right to safe sport which is respectful, fair, equitable, and free from all forms of harassment and abuse.
To ensure that this is the case during the Olympic and Youth Olympic Games, the IOC has developed the following two Frameworks
- The IOC Games-Time Framework
- The IOC Youth Olympic Games-Time Framework
IOC Games-Time Framework
IOC Youth Olympic Games-Time Framework
What is it?
The Youth Olympic Games-Time Framework details how incidents of harassment and abuse in sport may be reported during the Youth Olympic Games, and the subsequent procedures to safeguard athletes.
It was implemented for the first time at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018.
The Youth Olympic Games-Time Framework will be adapted for each edition of the Youth Olympic Games to ensure it will always align with national law as it relates to minors in the host country of the Youth Olympic Games.
Central to the Youth Olympic Games-Time Framework are specially designed, youth-centred educational tools and materials.