ITA monthly public webinars
During the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, the ITA shifted its learning activities from event-based education to virtual sessions in order to be able to provide continuous and relevant anti-doping education. Eager to share anti-doping knowledge and expertise with the larger public, the ITA public webinars were launched as a five-webinar pilot in 2020. Starting in 2021, diverse topics from the anti-doping world are now discussed monthly with leading experts, and complemented by the experiences of athlete guests.
The public webinars deal with a wide-ranging set of topics such as “Doping Control at the Olympic and Paralympic Games“, accessible testing, safer use of supplements, the legal side of anti-doping and whistleblowing. The main goal of the series is to cover topics that may have a lack of publicly available and accessible information for Athletes and Athlete Support Personnel.
These sessions are also interactives and delivered in English with simultaneous translation to Arabic, French, Russian and Spanish.
Due to their success, bespoke sport-specific webinars also continue to be in demand and are proving to be an invaluable resource for International Federations to connect with their sport community. Outside the framework of the ITA IF series, additional sessions have been delivered so far to the International Federations of Baseball and Softball, Biathlon, Fencing, Hockey, Lacrosse, Table Tennis, Weightlifting and Wushu/Kungfu.
The ITA public webinars, combined with the ITA IF series, prove to be powerful educational tools. With their awareness-raising and informative nature, the programs guide athletes towards informed decision-making and play a crucial role in ensuring a clean and fair field of play.
If you have not watched the webinars yet or wish to revisit one of the recordings, here are the links to each of the 2021 sessions:
July – ITA webinar – “Doping Control at the Paralympic Games and accessible testing”
June – ITA webinar – “The Tokyo 2020 Anti-Doping Program”
May – ITA Webinar – “The Legal Side of Anti-Doping”
April – ITA Webinar – “Nutrition and Dietary Supplements”
March – ITA Webinar – “Revealing Doping in Sport”
February – ITA webinar “ITA webinar: Doping Control – be prepared for any scenario”
January – ITA webinar “Set up for a successful year – Tips on navigating the anti-doping system”