United Against Online Abuse survey a ‘milestone’ says FIA President Ben Sulayem

4 Dec 2023

The FIA, in partnership with fellow sporting bodies, makes history with survey dedicated to studying online abuse in sports

DUBAI: The Federation Internationale de l’Automobile has launched its inaugural barometer under the auspices of the United Against Online Abuse campaign, a strategic initiative designed to address the impact of online abuse against athletes, officials, volunteers, and others involved in the sport. 

“The launch of the first-ever barometer survey in to online abuse is an important milestone in the FIA’s United Against Online Abuse campaign,”

said FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem.

“This latest research initiative will yield findings from across the sporting landscape to inform our strategic approach. Only through a collaborative effort will we achieve a measure of success in combatting this scourge on our sport. Everyone in sport, from the media, teams, competitors and fans has a role to play.”

The first edition survey is designed to provide an assessment of the extent of online abuse against athletes, competitors, officials, and participants aligned to over 70 international sporting bodies. The project team will be headed by Prof. David Hassan, a leading researcher in sports management and policy, for over two decades.