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UK and Cyprus join forces to promote anti-doping education standards

Officials from UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) were in Nicosia last month to provide education training to Cyprus Anti-Doping Authority (CyADA) employees, and help develop their national education strategy.

Dr Michael Petrou, President of CyADA, invited UKAD’s Education Services Manager, Colin Allen, and UKAD-accredited National Trainer, Wendy Henderson, over to the island in early March.

It is part of an ongoing programme of work between the two organisations, following a Doping Control seminar in November, and continues UKAD’s commitment to international partnerships.

Colin and Wendy led a day of activity, supporting CyADA to develop a national education strategy, before delivering Educator training to CyADA colleagues, with a number of candidates completing the Educator course.

CyADA President Dr Michael Petrou, added: “We are really grateful to UKAD for conducting this successful training course for our Educators as well as for the opportunity to exchange ideas on best practice and knowledge to help us develop our education strategy.

“We look forward to continuing our collaboration with UKAD, one of the world’s leading national anti-doping organisations, to achieve a level-playing field in the fight against doping in sport.”

UKAD Chief Executive, Nicole Sapstead, said: “It was fantastic for UKAD to again be able to offer support to CyADA, as part of our ongoing programme of international work.

“UKAD’s Education team is well established and highly respected throughout the anti-doping community, with a wealth of experience to share with other Anti-Doping Organisations (NADO).

“International partnerships such as these enable strong links and relationships to be fostered between NADOs, helping to deliver effective and targeted programmes which are catching the dopers and protecting everyone’s right to clean, fair and honest sport.”

UKAD and CyADA will continue their collaboration as the CyADA education strategy is implemented.

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