Sports Leaders Call for Proactive Approach to Safe Sport and Sustainability as IF Forum 2022 Kicks Off
International Federations (IFs) must be proactive to ensure safe sport and sustainability are built into the core of everything they do, attendees at the IF Forum 2022 heard at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne yesterday.
Kicking off the two-day event, which is taking place under the theme of ‘International Federation Impact – Safe Sport and Sustainable Development’, leading figures from the global sports movement underlined the importance of a bold approach in addressing these vital issues.
Ivo Ferriani, President of SportAccord, highlighted the influence of IFs, and the sports they represent, on the lives of athletes, followers, host cities and the environment.
“We have a duty to protect our athletes, we have a duty to protect our planet, and we have a duty to protect human rights,” Ferriani said. “Ultimately, this consideration – this duty – is in our best interests.