SUS: A Hub for Anti-Doping Education
Selecting the Shanghai University of Sports as the venue for the ITA DCO Foundation Training underscores the institution’s commitment to sports education and research. As a recognised ITA Academic Centre, SUS provides an ideal setting for a training program that focuses on upholding the values of sports. The collaboration with SUS also allowed the ITA to hold the training for the first time on the Asian continent, easing access for participants from Asian National and Regional Anti-Doping Organisations, sports bodies and interested individuals living on the continent.
Global Participation for Unified Action
The ITA DCO Foundation Training in Shanghai was also held with the support of the Chinese Anti-Doping Agency (CHINADA) and saw participation from a diverse group of thirty course graduates representing various countries: China, HongKong, Chinese Taipei, South Africa, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Greece, Malaysia, Mauritius, New Zealand and the United States.
This global participation showcases the collaborative efforts being made by the ITA to promote quality testing across the globe and uphold the principles of fair play and clean sport. As the thirty course graduates return to their respective regions and countries armed with newfound knowledge and an ITA certification, they may apply to become a DCO with their respective national anti-doping agency or any other anti-doping organisation and hopefully join the clean sport community for many years to come.
The training is delivered with the support of Berlinger Special AG, who also provides the sample collection equipment for the training.
The next ITA DCO Foundation Training will be held in Lausanne, Switzerland, on 25-27 October, more information can be found here.