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What is the U.S. Center for SafeSport?

Established in 2017, the U.S. Center for SafeSport is the independent and exclusive authority directed by Congress to prevent and respond to all forms of abuse and misconduct within the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement. The Center is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization headquartered
in Denver, Colorado.

The Center receives, investigates, and responds to reports of abuse and misconduct from individuals affiliated with the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and its National Governing Bodies (NGBs). The Center ensures that the USOPC and NGBs properly apply policies and procedures to govern abuse prevention and maintains a database of individuals sanctioned from participation in their sport.

Throughout the Olympic and Paralympic Movement, the Center trains athletes, parents, coaches, volunteers, and organizations at all levels on best practices and principles for preventing abuse in sport settings. In doing so, the Center advances its mission of making athlete well-being the center of our nation’s sports culture through abuse prevention, education, and accountability.

USA Triathlon has implemented a Safe Sport Education and Training Policy to strengthen its athlete safety program and to ensure the environments in its athletic programs are as safe as possible at every level. The education component required by USA Triathlon provides participants with information necessary to more effectively monitor their organization/team, minimize the opportunities for physical and sexual abuse and other types of misconduct, and respond to concerns. It is also a strong public statement that the organization places a priority on athlete safety. While USA Triathlon does not have control over every member and does not control their activities, we provide information about various safety-related actions that may be available to our members, and encourage our members to use these resources.

For NGB Services, visit the Center's NGB Services Page here.

USA Triathlon SafeSport Policies and References

In conjunction with the U.S. Center for SafeSport and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, USA Triathlon has developed Safe Sport policies, procedures and references to protect our athletes. Click here to view USA Triathlon's Safe Sport Policies and References. 

USA Triathlon Safe Sport Abuse Reporting Form

Report a Safe Sport Concern

The Center accepts all reports of sexual abuse and child abuse within the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement. Report here if you have reasonable suspicion of sexual misconduct or harassment, child abuse (including child sexual abuse), or intimate relationships involving an imbalance of power.

The Center also accepts reports of emotional and physical misconduct (including but not limited to bullying, hazing, stalking, and harassment) within the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement. Reports of emotional and physical misconduct can also be reported directly to your sport’s national governing body (NGB).

To report a concern by phone, please call 833-5US-SAFE (587-7233), the Center's toll-free Report a Concern phone number.

USA Triathlon requires reporting of sexual, emotional, or physical misconduct by any member and strongly encourages reporting of any concerns relating to SafeSport. Sexual misconduct and child abuse must be reported to U.S. Center for SafeSport. All other misconduct must be reported to USA Triathlon.

Safe Sport for Athletes

Safesport

As an athlete, how are you affected by Safe Sport? Are you required to completed the SafeSport Training? How do you access the SafeSport Training? Click here to learn more

Safe Sport for Parents of Youth Athletes

As parents of youth athletes, USA Triathlon wants you to have the most up-to-date information and training available for Safe Sport. Click here for more information.

Education and Training

USA Triathlon requires SafeSport Training for all Certified Coaches, Race Directors, and Officials, as well as USA Triathlon recognized clubs or teams. Click here to learn more about the educational requirements for each constituent group and to find additional resources. 

 

Online Resources/Find Help

In addition to the U.S. Center for SafeSport, there are many national level organizations that provide resources and support to survivors of abuse. Click here to learn more.