At the British Olympic Association, we are committed to fostering a culture where everyone is welcome, valued and respected. We believe that diversity is a fundamental strength that drives performance and success within our athlete and staff communities.

Our Commitment

1. Equality and Equity: We uphold the principles of equality, ensuring that every individual is treated with fairness and without discrimination, regardless of their race, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or any other characteristic. We recognise that every person brings a unique perspective and set of experiences that contribute to our collective success and will strive to ensure equal opportunity to achieve that success for all.

2. Diversity: We embrace diversity as a source of strength and a catalyst for growth. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of Great Britain and Northern Ireland by representing a wide range of backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives that can truly support our Team GB athletes. By doing so, we create an environment where everyone can thrive and reach their full potential.

3. Inclusion: Inclusion is not just a concept; it is an action. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment where all individuals, both our staff and athletes, feel comfortable, valued, and empowered to contribute their best. We actively seek to remove barriers to success and foster an atmosphere of openness and collaboration.

Our Actions

· Recruitment: We actively seek diverse candidates and are implementing strategies to ensure that our hiring process is inclusive, fair to all and bias free. Our aim is to build a team that mirrors the diversity of our nation.

· Education and Training: We are investing in continuous training for all employees to raise awareness, foster understanding, and promote inclusive behaviour.

· Open Communication: We encourage open dialogue and feedback from our athletes and workforce. Everyone is encouraged to voice their concerns, ideas, and suggestions. We are committed to listening and taking action where necessary.


We hold ourselves accountable for the implementation and success of our equality, diversity, and inclusion efforts. This commitment is woven into decision-making processes, and we will regularly review and assess our progress in this area.

We believe that embracing differences and fostering an inclusive environment not only makes us a better organisation but can also help create a positive force for change within the wider sporting lands.