Awareness and education is important in the fight against doping, match fixing, illegal betting and corruption in sport. You can access anti-doping education and awareness programme and access information formation from these organisations:
- International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA)
- World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)
- Your National Federation
- Your National Anti-Doping Organisation
Each Association is responsible for implementing their own education programme. This should be supported by their National Anti-doping Organisation (NADO).
The below provides some ready-to-use resources from various sources.
IBSA Anti-Doping app
For the first time in the Paralympic Movement, anti-doping has a specific application for mobile devices, and IBSA took the lead.
The IBSA Anti-Doping App is specially designed for blind and visually impaired people, not just athletes but also coaches, managers, and sport agents in general.
To download the app, please access the following links:
The World Anti-Doping Agency has a wide range of resources for athletes, coaches, trainers and administrators including:
The Anti-Doping Education and Learning (ADEL) platform
The Anti-Doping Education and Learning (ADEL) platform offers access to clean sport and anti-doping.
Be part of the Play True Generation – committed to leading the way in promoting and ensuring clean sport.
Risks of supplement use
Extreme caution is recommended regarding supplement use.
Neither WADA nor IBSA is involved in any supplement certification process and therefore do not certify or endorse manufacturers or their products. WADA and IBSA do not control the quality or the claims of the supplements industry.
The use of dietary supplements by athletes is a serious concern because in many countries the manufacturing and labelling of supplements do not follow strict rules, which may lead to a supplement containing an undeclared substance that is prohibited under anti-doping regulations. A significant number of positive tests have been attributed to the misuse of supplements and attributing an Adverse Analytical Finding to a poorly labelled dietary supplement is not an adequate defense in a doping hearing.
Companies producing nutritional supplements are not ruled by very strict regulations. In other words, one never exactly knows the supplement’s composition.
The risks of taking supplements should be weighed against the potential benefit that may be obtained, and athletes must appreciate the negative consequences of an Anti-Doping Rule Violation as a result of taking a contaminated supplement.
Use of supplement products that have been subjected to one of the available quality assurance schemes can help to reduce, but not eliminate, the risk of an inadvertent doping infringement.