The SafeSport program is the culmination of sustained work on the part of a number of passionate individuals. In 2010, the USOC convened the Working Group for Safe Training Environments and charged it with the task of developing a set of recommendations concerning misconduct in sport. The diverse group, which included individuals from the Olympic Family as well as external experts, focused on four primary objectives:
- Addressing sexual and physical misconduct in sport
- Reviewing the guidelines across sports and other related organizations for responding to these issues
- Assessing the needs of athletes, coaches, staff, National Governing Bodies (NGBs), clubs and other sport organizations
- Developing a set of recommendations to promote athlete well-being Based on the group’s report, the USOC founded the SafeSport program to address misconduct in sport by providing information, training, and resources.
Download the Working Group for Safe Training Environments recommendations
The U.S. Olympic Committee is grateful for the following persons and groups for their contributions to the SafeSport initiative and dedication to promoting safe training environments in sport:
- U.S. Olympic Committee Working Group for Safe Training Environments
- National Governing Bodies SafeSport Task Force
- Greg Love and Kimberlee Norris
- The U.S. Olympic Committee would also like to thank all of the NGBs, coaches, athletes, parents, security experts, training providers and grassroots organizations for their contributions.