The International Standard for Education promotes the principle that athletes and their ASP should be educated prior to arriving at a Major Games or event. This is all the more relevant to young athletes that are likely to never have been selected for a doping control before. Therefore, clean sport education and ITA’s NOC Clean Sport Education Guide are essential in the lead-up to the Games to educate and protect athletes. This is highlighted by Benjamin Cohen, ITA Director General. “Pre-Games education is another way for us to protect all participating athletes, make them aware about the doping control process and provide a good basis for fair play at the Winter Youth Olympic Games Gangwon 2024. We thank the IOC and WADA for their support in this initiative and hope that NOCs will find this guidebook useful in their preparation.”
“As the organisation responsible for conducting an independent anti-doping program in South Korea on behalf of the IOC, it is important that we safeguard the integrity of the event not only through testing, but also in all other areas of anti-doping.”
The guide was designed specifically for NOCs, as well as National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs) working on pre-Games education in collaboration with their NOCs but is available to all organisations to support the principle that an athlete’s first experience with anti-doping should be through education rather than testing.
Collaboration and cooperation are vital for clean sport and the ITA would like to thank Anti-Doping Danmark (ADD), the Pan American Regional Anti-Doping Organization (PAN RADO) and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for their contributions to this guide.
The ITA, WADA and the Korea Anti-Doping Agency (KADA) will collaborate to raise awareness and deliver clean sport education for athletes and their entourage at the Winter Youth Olympic Games Gangwon 2024. This initiative is part of the wider athlete education program which is a key pillar of the Youth Olympic Games. During the Games, clean sport education activities will be hosted by ITA Education Ambassadors with further engagement offered by WADA and its Athlete Council Members as well as other Olympians in both villages during competition days. All athletes and their entourage are strongly encouraged to visit and complete a fun and interactive clean sport education activity and to ask any anti-doping questions, as well as help promote the values of clean sport among their peers.
For any questions related to the ITA NOC Clean Sport Education Guide or clean sport education, please contact our education team – [email protected]
Gangwon 2024 is the 4th Winter Youth Olympic Games and will benefit from many of the facilities used for the Winter Olympic Games PyeongChang 2018. Gangwon 2024 will include 15 winter disciplines with 81 events that will take place between 19 January and 1 February 2024. 1,900 athletes aged from 15 to 18 years old are bound to participate in the event.