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Safeguarding

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 reporting@biathlonintegrity.com 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.

SUBMIT AN ONLINE REPORT