Safe Sport is an environment where athletes can train and compete in healthy and supportive surroundings; an environment which is respectful, equitable, and free from all forms of harassment and abuse.

Knowing your rights, treating others with respect, knowing how and where to report, and feeling supported in doing so all help to create a safe sport environment.


Know your rights

Empower yourself with knowledge and awareness related to Safe Sport, including how to recognise and respond to behaviours which have no place in sport. 

Treat others with respect

Be a Safe Sport role model. Learn about the role that you can play in fostering a safe sporting environment, and how your behaviour can impact others positively or negatively.

Speak up

The athletes’ voice should be heard and reflected in the initiatives designed to protect you. Find out how, as athletes, you can use your voices to work together with entourage members and sports organisations to promote a safe sporting environment in every context.


Witnessing harassment and abuse and not saying anything can give the impression that the behaviour is OK. If you’re experiencing or if you suspect someone else is suffering from harassment and abuse, report directly to your International Federation (IF), click the link below to find details of your IF’s safeguarding policy. If the incident happens during the Olympic Games please report to the IOC Integrity and Compliance Hotline here.

IOC Athlete Safeguarding Webinar Series For International Federations

This 10-part webinar series, led by experts in the field of child protection and athlete safeguarding, focuses on the common challenges faced by sports organisations in building policy and implementing safeguarding measures.

Through communication, education and raising awareness, athletes will be ready to speak up.
TABLE TENNIS, IOC Athletes’ Commission