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New course for athletes on the IOC Athlete Learning Gateway

The brand new course, Safeguarding Athletes from Harassment and Abuse has just launched on the Athlete Learning Gateway!

This course is a must for coaches, athletes, and members of the entourage, as everyone needs to be proactive in keeping sport safe.

Led by Dr. Margo Mountjoy who is a sports medicine physician and a retired elite synchronized swimmer, along with former professional ice hockey player, Sheldon Kennedy. Taking the courage to speak out about abuse he suffered at the hands of a former coach, Sheldon campaigns for child abuse cases to be handled better, working with the likes of the Canadian government, the IOC and US Senate.

In this course you will learn:

  • What harassment and abuse is
  • What the signs of harassment and abuse are
  • Why harassment and abuse may happen
  • How you can play a part in safeguarding against it
  • What organisations are doing to stop it

To join the course you can click on the following link.

Find out more about the courses available on the IOC Athlete Learning Getaway!