Sport provides many important lessons: the value of hard work and fair play, the experience of dedicating oneself to a lofty goal and the joy of competition, to name just a few. As we all know, the impact of sport extends far beyond the field of play and can help prepare individuals to be successful in any field they choose.
The U.S. Olympic Committee is proud to dedicate our leadership, energy, and resources to promoting safe training environments. However, no one individual or club is responsible for addressing issues of misconduct in sport. It’s a team effort – and that team consists of sport clubs, coaches, parents and athletes. This responsibility requires constant vigilance; misconduct in sport threatens athletes and clubs as well as the fundamental value that sport contributes to our society.
Our intent with SafeSport is to provide information and resources so that all members of the sport community have the awareness, tools and support structure they need to do their part. By taking a proactive stance and working together, we can ensure that sport continues to deliver on its promise to athletes and the communities that nurture them.
I thank you for your support of this initiative.
Chief Executive Officer