ABSTRACT

Amateur Athlete Safety: Certification Related to the Independence of the U.S. Center for SafeSport for Fiscal Year 2020   [open pdf - 273KB]

From the Document: "The U.S. Center for SafeSport (the Center), established in March 2017, is an independent nonprofit organization that plays a key role in ensuring the safety of amateur athletes, many of whom are minors, who participate in Olympic, Paralympic, Pan-American, and Parapan American events and training. The Center has jurisdiction over the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (the Corporation) and national governing bodies (amateur sports organizations recognized or certified by the Corporation for a sport included in the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan-American, or Parapan American Games), with regard to safeguarding amateur athletes against abuse in sports. The Center is required to develop training, oversight practices, policies, and procedures to prevent abuse of amateur athletes, among other activities. Also, the Center investigates and resolves allegations of sexual misconduct by coaches, trainers, managers, peers, and others in violation of the Center's policies and procedures. In addition, the Center may, at its discretion, investigate and resolve allegations of other policy violations, including non-sexual child abuse and emotional and physical misconduct."

Report Number:
GAO-21-586R
Publisher:
Date:
2021-06-29
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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