The General Assembly of the International Cheer Union proclaims that Cheer is its own unique sport and is not, nor will it be, a discipline of any other sport. The 97 national Cheer federations hereby recognize the International Cheer Union as the sole international governing authority for Cheer.
The International Cheer Union will collaborate in good faith with other international federations to establish the clearest possible distinctions between Cheer and other sports, so long as Cheer retains its own distinctive historical characteristics.
The International Cheer Union General Assembly authorizes the ICU Executive Committee to negotiate and finalize a separation agreement with the Federation Internationale de Gymnastique, so long as such agreement does not alter the basic characteristics of Cheer, while at the same time allowing flexibility to ensure the safety of the athletes now and in the future.
The International Cheer Union General Assembly authorizes the Executive Committee to make minor adjustments to its bylaws that are needed to align with the recognition requirement of SportAccord, as well as WADA principles, so long as such adjustments do not alter the basic governance concepts of the ICU.
The International Cheer Union General Assembly hereby authorizes the President to negotiate and finalize a potential agreement between the ICU and the International Federation of Cheerleading which will be subject to approval by the ICU General Assembly.
The International Cheer Union hereby recognizes the European Cheer Union as its official Continental Federation for Europe.
The International Cheer Union General Assembly hereby confirms that Member Federations must:
- Only recognize the ICU as the sole World authority on the Sport of Cheer
- Not recognize, support, or promote any other federation or association who
does not accept the ICU as the sole World Authority on the Sport of Cheer
The International Cheer Union General Assembly authorizes the ICU Governing Council to finalize and approve the 2015 ICU WADA code by 1 January 2015.
The International Cheer Union General Assembly authorizes the ICU Governing Council to select and independent auditor to prepare an audit and submit a written audit report to the General Assembly in 2015.
The International Cheer Union (ICU) and its member National Cheer Federations STRONGLY oppose any form of involvement in the Sport of Cheerleading by the World Dance Sport Federation (WDSF) and any of WDSF's National Federations or affiliates.
The International Cheer Union (ICU) General Assembly hereby confirms its intent moving forward to remove the term "Cheerdance" from all ICU and National Federation rules and communication.
ICU recognizes the critical importance of ensuring the safety of its athletes and participants. It is incumbent upon all stakeholders, including all National Cheer Federations, to adopt general principles for safe sport and to implement and monitor policies and procedures for safe sport. ICU continues to support the IOCs position on SafeGuarding for the sport of Cheer, including ensuring that all athletes have the right to be treated with respect, protected from non-accidental violence, and that the welfare of athletes is paramount.
ICU retains the right, in its discretion, to direct, develop, regulate, and control all virtual electronic and e-sport Cheer activities and competition in all forms worldwide, including the right to endorse, sanction, and organize any World Championships.
It is imperative that ICU protect the integrity of the ICU name by maintaining standards and consistency around the events and activities of ICU, including the conduct of endorsed or sanctioned events. If an event or activity is sanctioned or endorsed by ICU, it must meet standards to be determined and provided by ICU.