Today, 9 April, marks Play True Day 2021. Since 2014, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the anti-doping community worldwide celebrate this day and dedicate it to Clean Sport. The aim is to raise awareness among athletes, the sporting public and others about the importance of protecting Clean Sport.
The inspiration for Play True Day stems from a WADA-hosted Education Conference in 2013, which was attended by 17 South American countries. While the celebration started as a small South American initiative, last year, the Agency’s digital and social media campaign reached over 50 million people with numerous individuals and organizations taking part from around the globe.
This year’s theme is “What does Play True mean to you?”. Join in the social media campaign and share what it means to you.
Find out more about the day here.
The INF is a signatory to the World Anti-Doping Code and adopted its own set of Anti-Doping Rules in 2004, which all member countries are required to accept, and all players must abide by.
New rules were approved by the INF Board and came into force on January 1, 2021. They are compliant with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code 2021. The purpose of revising the Code is to better protect clean athletes around the world.
The INF is unequivocally opposed to the practice of doping in sport and fully supports the position of the WADA against the use of banned substances and methods. This position is motivated by a desire for fair and equal competition and by concern for the health of athletes participating in such competition.
Find out more about INF Anti-Doping and read the guidelines here.