FIA President meets with French Minister for Sports to collaborate in the fight against online abuse


The FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem held a constructive meeting with the French Minister for Sports and the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra in Paris.

Both parties discussed the importance of confronting the issue of online abuse and the need for action to increase prevention from cyber-harassment in sport.

During the meeting, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra gave her support to the FIA’s “United Against Online Abuse” charter. She added that the FIA’s initiative is compatible with the actions of the French government to fight against the online harassment of athletes and officials.

The French Minister of Sports said: “The projet de loi, led by Jean-Noël Barrot, the French Minister for Digital Transition and Telecommunications, is a law that initially aims at securing and regulating the digital world. This law is currently being examined in Parliament but will surely soon make a positive impact in making it possible to fight against all forms of violence in sports, online and offline.”

The FIA President expressed his gratitude towards the French Minister: “Thank you to Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, French Minister for Sports and the Olympic and Paralympic Games, for the warm welcome and for our constructive discussion. We look forward to working with the French Government in our collective efforts to combat online abuse in sport and are very proud of our historic roots here in France.”