Resources about Commercial Rights

The Athlete Ombudsman is available to offer athletes confidential advice regarding their rights and obligations involving commercial terms and can assist athletes with questions about the following general topics:

  • Right to their image, right of publicity and general media releases
  • Athlete Agreements containing commercial obligations
  • Commercial/Sponsor appearances for NGBs
  • Individual sponsorship agreements (to a limited extent)
  • Right to select Personal Performance Gear during protected competition
  • Rule 40 and advertising restrictions during the Games
  • Rule 50 and manufacturer logo restrictions (with IF regulations, or at the Games)
  • IPC advertising and manufacturer logo guidelines during a Game
  • Social media guidelines during a Games