Basic Principle and Primary Goal
The basic principle for information and education programmes for doping-free sport is to preserve the spirit of sport, as described in the introduction to the World Anti-Doping Code, from being undermined by doping. The primary goal of the IFF Anti-Doping education and information programmes is prevention.
IFF Anti-Doping Education
The aim of the IFF anti-doping education programme is that the players first contact with anti-doping should be information and education, not testing. The IFF’s anti-doping education programme approach requires cooperation with the national anti-doping organisations in order for the athletes to primarily receive anti-doping education in their own language from the national anti-doping organisation or national association. In addition, E-learning programmes are utilised. The current focus is on educating the younger athletes (U19) and new teams entering the IFF Events.
Anti-Doping Information & Education Materials
ALPHA – Athlete Learning Programme about Health and Anti-Doping (ALPHA) produced by WADA. The programme has been developed with the input of eLearning specialists, athletes, anti-doping specialists and anti-doping social scientists. Access ALPHA from WADA’s anti-doping e-learning platform ADeL.
Examples of e-learning programmes launched by National Anti-Doping Organisations:
- Swiss NADO Clean Winner (available in French, German and Italian)
- Finnish NADO Puhtaasti Paras (available in Finnish)
- Swedish NADO Ren Vinnare (available in Swedish and English)
- Norwegian NADO Ren Utøver (available in Norwegian and English)
- Danish NADO Ren Vinder (available in Danish)
- Australian NADO Level 1 & Level 2 eLearning course (available in English)
- New Zealand NADO Level 1 & Level 2 eLearning course (available in English)
- German NADO eLearning course (available in German)
- Russian NADO eLearning course (available in Russian)
Coach True – Computer based anti-doping learning tool for coaches. WADA has created CoachTrue to assist anti-doping organisations in providing anti-doping education to coaches.
WADA Education Tools – A summary page of different WADA education tools.
WADA Play True Quiz – Interactive computer game that tests athletes‘ knowledge about anti-doping produced by WADA. The Quiz is currently available in 36 languages.
Say NO! to Doping – Anti-Doping awareness campaign for organisations launched by WADA. The IFF Say NO! to Doping campaign is run in some of the major IFF Events.
Outreach – WADA has created the Outreach Model in an effort to provide stakeholders with the tools necessary to deliver their own outreach activities. The IFF Outreach program will be run in some of the IFF Events.
More helpful Anti-Doping resources *
IFF Supplement information – provides basic information about the risks associated with nutritional supplements
Global Drug Reference Online (Global DRO) provides athletes and support personnel with information about the prohibited status of specific medications based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) – Online platform to check substances in Australia.
Antidoping Switzerland – Online platform to check substances in Switzerland (mobile app also available).
Informed-sport.com – A quality assurance programme for sports nutrition products, suppliers to the sports nutrition industry, and supplement manufacturing facilities.
Supplement 411 – Supplement information provided by U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA)
A-Z factsheet about supplements by Australia‘s strategic high performance sport agency Australian Sports Commission (AIS)
ConsumerLab.com – Supplement information and reviews.
National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs) – WADA web page with information about NADOs.
* Athletes are responsible for anything found in their system and supplements are never 100% safe.
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