Bobsleigh and Skeleton sport should provide a place where athletes can experience joy, dedication, achievement, and delight in the human spirit. Everyone involved in our sport should be safe and treated with respect. Unfortunately, some individuals may cross the line and display harassing or abusive behaviour, with devastating consequences.

It is not always easy to understand where boundaries are, when to say no, how to reach out for help; and, sometimes, myths need to be dispelled. This is why education is essential to safeguard athletes and those working around them. The IBSF has developed a Safeguarding Policy to help and assist its Members.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s has developed information and educational tools on harassment and abuse. The IBSF strongly recommends that everyone involved in sport - in particular athletes, parents, grooms, coaches, medical personnel and sport officials – familiarise themselves with this information. 
Furthermore the IOC has developed resources for IFs, NOCs and NFs, as well as a Safeguarding Toolkit which is a step-by-step guide to elaborating a safeguarding policy.

-> IOC´s Athletes 365 Mental Fit program

-> IOC´s Athletes 365 Mental Health Helpline

To report an incident, please use the International Olympic Committee’s Integrity and Compliance Hotline





Safeguarding from Harassment & Abuse in sport

Prevention of Competition Manipulation

Athletes for Athletes


Appeals Tribunal