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New study could be ground-breaking in tackling concussion

Topics: Elite athletes Community and school sports Safeguarding children Type:News article

A concussion study being carried out by the University of Birmingham hopes to develop new technology to detect concussion on the pitch to prevent harm to athletes. 

Jan 17 2019

Recognising the signs of young athletes at risk of suicide

Topics: Elite athletes Safeguarding children Type:News article

With the recent death of a talented elite young athlete, we have updated our guidance and reminding sports of the signs and indicators of potential suicide.

Aug 02 2018

IOC launches safeguarding toolkit

Topics: International sport Elite athletes Working with our partners Safeguarding children Type:News article

The International Olympic Committee launches a toolkit for national and international sports bodies to develop athlete safeguarding policies and procedures.

Nov 03 2017

Organise a safe sports event this summer

Topics: Safeguarding children Working with our partners Community and school sports Elite athletes International sport Disability sport Type:News article

Guidance to assist organisations with their safeguarding arrangements for sports events or activities with children and young people. It includes: safe events, self-assessment, athlete wellbeing, and inclusion of deaf and disabled children.

Jul 28 2017

Athlete wellbeing prioritised for Rio Games

Topics: Working with our partners Elite athletes International sport Disability sport Safeguarding children Type:News article

On 21 July, ahead of Rio 2016, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the implementation of a new procedure for participants to report any incident of harassment or abuse to the IOC Welfare Officer.

Aug 04 2016
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