IOC International Athletes’ Forum – Raising awareness and engagement of clean sport
During the 11th International Olympic Committee (IOC) International Athletes’ Forum (IAF) in Lausanne, the International Testing Agency (ITA) engaged with athlete representatives on clean sport.
The Forum welcomed over 400 athlete representatives, including Athlete Commission (AC) Chairs of 181 National Olympic Committee (NOC) ACs and all 54 International Federation (IF) ACs, to discuss important issues for athletes across the Olympic Movement. Among the issues were athlete rights, clean sport and integrity. New implementation guidance will be launched to support the Olympic Movement stakeholders in adopting and implementing the Athletes’ Rights and Responsibilities Declaration in their respective organisations.
ITA Education Officer Dilhan Karaç with Forrester Osei, Chairman of the International Weightlifting Athlete Commission
Supporting the IOC in its Olympic anti-doping program since 2018, the ITA hosted a booth where athlete representatives could engage, develop their awareness of clean sport and foster athletes’ rights and responsibilities in the latter. Questions, exchanges, activities and ITA education initiatives, such as the Clean Sport Pocket Guide for Athletes, were the ITA booth’s main focal points.
Many visitors came to the ITA booth informing themselves about clean sport.
The 11th IOC IAF helped athlete representatives engage and nurture athletes’ rights and responsibilities in clean sport, during which the ITA was a key support. If you want to learn more about the Forum and the athlete representatives’ participation on the IOC’s dedicated website!
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