Paris Games

We Support Athletes from the Practice Field to the Podium

An athlete’s journey doesn’t start—or end—with a medal. It begins with practice, dedication, and the passionate belief that they can test their potential, grow beyond the limits of what’s been defined as possible, and reach the podium in Paris.

At the U.S. Center for SafeSport, we believe Team USA is defined by their journey, not the medals they win. Explore the resources below and learn how the U.S. Center for SafeSport supports athletes during the Games and beyond.

Helpful Links for Athletes

We’re committed to creating a safer stage for all levels of competition so athletes can train and compete in abuse-free environments. The following resources assist athletes at every stage and level of sport.

To support Team USA, we’ve created the following resource so athletes competing at the Games know where to turn to report abuse and misconduct in Paris.

Resources for Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Survivors deserve support every step of the way. Use these resources to talk to someone confidentially, get more information, or get help in a time of crisis.

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Steps for Reporting Abuse and Misconduct

If you’re in the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Movement, this overview provides the steps for reporting, including where to report and how.

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Resources for Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Survivors deserve support every step of the way. Use these resources to talk to someone confidentially, get more information, or get help in a time of crisis.

Access Resources

Steps for Reporting Abuse and Misconduct

If you’re in the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Movement, this overview provides the steps for reporting, including where to report and how.

View Steps

U.S. National Hotlines

It can be difficult to speak about abuse with people you know. These hotlines and websites offer another way to find support—through phone, live chat, or text.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: +1-988
National Sexual Assault Hotline: +1-800-656-4673
National Domestic Violence Hotline: +1-800-799-7233
Team USA Psychological Services: +1-719-866-2255

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U.S. National Hotlines

It can be difficult to speak about abuse with people you know. These hotlines and websites offer another way to find support—through phone, live chat, or text.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: +1-988
National Sexual Assault Hotline: +1-800-656-4673
National Domestic Violence Hotline: +1-800-799-7233
Team USA Psychological Services: +1-719-866-2255

Illustration of an adaptive athlete in a wheel bike.

Hearts of Gold

Athletes depend on those around them for guidance, encouragement, and support. This spoken word poem, written and performed by Colorado Poet Laureate, Andrea Gibson, honors the parents, mentors, coaches, and officials who help foster a safe and positive path.

More Resources

The athlete journey is rarely traveled alone. Our resources for parents, coaches, and other sport participants offer support for those who accompany athletes.

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Centralized Disciplinary Database

Search for individuals connected to the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Movement who pose a potential risk to the broader community.

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Bullying Prevention Handbook

Learn how the SafeSport Code defines Bullying Behavior, how to identify it, and methods for addressing it on your team.

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Parent and Guardian’s Handbook

Proactive tips and behaviors you can use to create a positive and safer sport environment for your child.

Athlete Safety
at the Games

We’re training hundreds of volunteers and staff during the Paris Games, creating a safer environment for all athletes. Play this short animation to see how.

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Created for athletes, our Instagram channel shares helpful tips and resources on athlete wellbeing and safety. Follow us @uscenterforsafesport.

This product was supported in part by grant number 15PSMA-21-GG-02193, awarded by the SMART Office, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this product are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.