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UIPM Athletes Committee adopts principles of IOC athletes’ rights pledge


The UIPM Athletes Committee has adopted the principles of the Athletes’ Rights and Responsibilities Declaration – a pledge created by the International Olympic Committee to support the human rights of the Olympic athlete community.

UIPM Athletes Committee Chair, Yasser Hefny OLY, said: “As a representative body we are eager to support any mechanism that protects and enshrines the rights of all athletes to practise sport free of discrimination and manipulation.

“The AC is delighted to officially get behind the Athletes’ Rights and Responsibilities Declaration and we look forward to supporting pentathletes around the world to ensure this pledge respects and promotes their human rights within the context of sport.”

Working closely together, UIPM and the AC have provided the following initiatives to back up their shared commitment to athlete support, inside and outside of the Athlete Centred Programme (ACP):

  • Educational activities including Athlete Forum at the UIPM 2023 U17 World Championships in Alexandria (EGY) with 60 participants
  • Materials and tools created for athlete performance and career advancement made available on UIPM Educational Platform
  • Constant sharing of Athlete365 opportunities* and services for athletes’ dual career and career transition via UIPM social media and National Federation athletes representatives. This led to elite pentathlete Paolo Singh (FRA) being selected for the IOC Athlete365 mentoring programme and Krystina Ryabova (KAZ) completing Athlete365 Business Accelerator
  • Participation of Yasser Hefny OLY in the International Athletes Forum in Lausanne (SUI)
  • Athlete365 CV/resume writing workshops at UIPM 2023 Junior World Championships in Druskininkai (LTU) with 25 participants
  • Athlete365 Self-discovery workshops online with 20 participants.


* One of the Athlete365 opportunities that UIPM continues to promote is a course entitled Preventing Competition Manipulation, available by clicking this link.

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