Today, August 8th, marks “Safe Sport Day” – an important reminder to make sport safe for everyone and to spread the word about the International Safeguards for Children in Sport, which are also promoted in the Resources section of the GEF website.
Everyone should feel comfortable when practising sport and be able to train in a safe environment. Abusive and negligent behavior must never be tolerated. As an independent body, the GEF remains committed to strengthening the safeguarding of athletes and other participants in gymnastics from harassment and abuse. It has put in place a permanent and confidential reporting mechanism and acts as an independent investigator and arbiter.