Athletes’ Declaration

Empowering Athletes: Shaping a Global Legacy

The Athletes’ Declaration outlines a common set of aspirational rights and responsibilities for athletes within the FCG Movement.

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Athletes’ Declaration

Overview of the common rights and responsibilities of athletes in FCG Mind Sports.

In April 2018, the International Mind Sports Association (IMSA) announced the Federation of Card Games (FCG) as its seventh official member organization within the International Mind Sports Federation. IMSA unites various international organizations in mind sports, striving for common interests and goals, supported by the General Association of International Sports Federations, to organize sports events similar to the "Mind Olympics," ultimately aiming to integrate mind sports into the "Olympic Movement."

Rights of Athletes

This declaration aims to promote the capabilities and opportunities of athletes to:

  1. Non-Discrimination: Participate in sports without discrimination based on race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, language, political or other beliefs, nationality, social class, property, birth, or other immutable characteristics.

  2. Transparent and Fair Sporting Environment: Enjoy a transparent, fair, and clean sports environment, combating doping and match-fixing, and providing transparent procedures for referees, selection matches, qualification matches, and appropriate match and pre-match training schedules.

  3. Access to Information: Obtain timely and clear information on athlete and match-related affairs. Athletes have the right to choose to receive education related to sports while balancing work or academics during training and competition.

  4. Commercial Opportunities: Create income opportunities related to their sports careers, name, and image, while acknowledging the intellectual property rights, organization rules, and Olympic Charter of events and sports organizations.

  5. Gender Representation: Fair and equal gender representation. Protect physical and mental health, including a safe competition and training environment and protection from abuse and harassment.

  6. Athlete's Representative: Be elected as athlete representatives within Olympic sports organizations. Report unethical behavior without fear of retaliation.

  7. Privacy: Privacy rights, including the protection of personal information.

  8. Freedom of Speech: Freedom of speech.

  9. Due Process: Due process, including the right to a fair hearing by an independent and impartial expert group within a reasonable time, the right to request a public hearing, and the right to effective remedies.

Responsibilities of Athletes

This declaration encourages athletes to:

  1. Embrace Olympic Values: Uphold the Olympic values and adhere to the fundamental principles of Olympic sports.

  2. Integrity in Sports: Abide by the concept of integrity in sports, refrain from doping and match-fixing, and participate as clean athletes.

  3. Ethical Conduct: Act in accordance with the International Olympic Committee's ethical code, actively report unethical behavior, including doping, match-fixing, discrimination, abuse, and harassment, which are strictly prohibited.

  4. Compliance: Abide by applicable national laws and the eligibility and competition rules of sports and related sports organizations, and adhere to the Olympic Charter.

  5. Respect: Respect the rights and well-being of other athletes, their entourage, volunteers, and all other individuals in the competition, competition venues, and ceremonies, refraining from engaging in political demonstrations.

  6. Unity Principle: Observe the unity principle of Olympic sports, providing mutual assistance and support between athletes and members of the Olympic movement, being exemplary in promoting pure sports.

Awareness of Responsibilities

Athletes should understand and be aware of their responsibilities, including mandatory participation in hearings and providing truthful testimony, participating in athlete representative elections, and voting.

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