Safeguarding the health and well-being of participants in Biathlon – in particular children and young adults – is something the Biathlon Integrity Unit takes very seriously.

In that vein, participants must not:

  • Commit any form of physical, mental or sexual harassment or abuse towards any person

  • Do anything that risks harming a person’s physical and/or mental wellbeing and/or safety

Physical abuse includes and is not limited to: hitting, shaking, throwing, poisoning, burning, biting, suffocating or otherwise causing physical harm.

Emotional abuse includes and is not limited to: bullying, causing someone to feel threatened, frightened, embarrassed or in danger, or otherwise causing emotional harm.

Sexual abuse includes and is not limited to: forcing or inappropriately enticing someone to become involved in sexual activities against their will.

For more information on our Safeguarding rules, see Chapter B: IBU Code of Conduct, Rule 2, of the Integrity Code.

As stated in Chapter B: IBU Code of Conduct, Rule 8, participants are obliged to report any knowledge or suspicions of rule violations and cooperate fully with invesigations. If you would like to report a suspected breach of any governance, ethics or integrity regulations or provisions of the Biathlon Integrity Unit, you can complete the form in the link below, email or call +44(0) 207 034 3404 to leave a confidential message.

Any material reported will be treated in the strictest confidence, and the source of the information will be informed of the progress of the investigation when appropriate.