Feisal: Fight Against Abuse Should Match Anti-Doping Effort

Prince Feisal of Jordan says the fight against harassment and sexual abuse in sports should share equal footing with work to prevent doping.

An International Olympic Committee member, Feisal leads an effort by the body to protect athletes, many of whom come from countries that offer few safeguards.

Speaking to a small group of reporters, Feisal says protecting athletes from sexual abuse and harassment "should be equal to doping, though not many people see that right now."

Feisal says the sexual abuse scandal involving former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar illustrates how little protection athletes have.

Feisal says the International Olympic Committee has begun monitoring federations and national Olympic committees "to make sure they have regulations and procedures in place."

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