Olympic hopefuls from nine countries visited UK Anti-Doping’s Win Clean outreach stand at the London 2012 Gymnastics test event on Monday 9 January to learn about their rights and responsibilities around anti-doping in the countdown to this year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games.
A total of 77 athletes and support personnel stopped at the Win Clean stand, drawn from teams from four continents including: France, Canada, Colombia and South Korea. They were invited to participate in exercises at five outreach stations, each of which focused on key anti-doping issues. These covered anti-doping awareness, checking medications, supplements, testing procedures and the 100% me education programme. UK Anti-Doping staff guided athletes through each station and gave them advice regarding their anti-doping roles and responsibilities.
The session was a success with those who visited the stand able to discuss anti-doping topics, ask questions and take away useful Win Clean resources.
UK Anti-Doping Education Manager Amanda Batt said: “Win Clean is an internationally targeted campaign and this event really demonstrated its potential to reach those athletes from around the world who hope to compete at London 2012 later this year.
“Win Clean will be popping up at major events throughout the run up to the Games to help spread the message that the UK is taking stringent measures to help make London 2012 the cleanest Games ever.”
About Win Clean
Win Clean is an educational campaign that aims to make athletes coming to compete at London 2012 aware of their anti-doping responsibilities. UK Anti-Doping is staging a series of Win Clean outreach stands at London 2012 test events, providing opportunities to directly engage with athletes and support personnel. This is the third outreach session to take place, following stands at the Goalball and Handball test events in December 2011.