To continue our training efforts in a time when meeting athletes and their support personnel face-to-face is not possible, the ITA has developed a series of educational webinars. As a contribution to the overall sports community, the first webinar titled “The anti-doping landscape and athlete perspective” was publicly accessible and held on 5 May 2020. It aimed at shedding light on the complex anti-doping system and key actors in order to provide basic knowledge on the “who is who” in the fight for clean sport and answer relevant questions.

Presenters were Michael Ask, Chair of the Institute of National Anti-Doping Organisations (iNADO) and CEO of Anti Doping Danmark, ITA Director General Benjamin Cohen and Olympic weightlifting champion Christine Girard, who brought the athlete perspective to the table.

Over 650 persons from all regions of the world attended the event online, and we are very pleased to have contributed to enhancing their understanding of the anti-doping system. Here is some of their feedback:

“The information provided was really interesting. The presenters were engaging and I liked the webinar format” – Coach
“Thanks for giving us the opportunity to learn more about anti doping online and fill our time in the quarantine” – Athlete
“I liked the casual yet professional approach. It was a nice discussion and I did not need to feel that I cannot ask questions or that I would not understand something.” – Administrator