WFDF introduces “Real Winner” online educational tool, will require participation of a limited number of competitors in 2014 WJUC and WUCC
26 January 2014
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF), in a move to enhance its Anti-Doping educational efforts for athletes participating in the 2014 World Championships, has contracted with the “Real Winner” educational Anti-Doping online tool. WFDF is going to use the tool to educate a limited number of athletes competing in the 2014 WFDF World Junior Ultimate Championships and the WFDF World Ultimate Club Championships in Lecco, Italy. Three athletes from each team in the WUCC and WJUC events (including their captain) will be required to complete the Real Winner education course prior to the events. Information will be sent separately to participating teams over the next month.
Real Winner is an internet based tool which WFDF is contracting through the SportAccord Doping-Free Sports Unit (DFSU). This is an educational exercise and test to enhance the knowledge of Anti-Doping matters for elite athletes and their support personnel concerning subjects such as doping control procedures, the WADA Prohibited List, athletes’ whereabouts reporting, and Therapeutic Use Exemptions. The program consists of twelve separate modules and is available in 16 different languages. It takes around 80 minutes to complete and WFDF estimates that there will be around 500 participants in the program this year.
“We are pleased to be able to enhance our educational program on Anti-Doping for our athletes. WFDF is required to use a portion of the financial support granted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) towards our anti-doping program and we felt that it was best used toward improving our education tools,” commented WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch. “By having several athletes from each team participating in our World Championship events this summer go through the educational certification, we believe that the general awareness of anti-doping issues will filter throughout the community. Our culture of spirit of the game does not condone cheating on any level, but this obviously requires a level of awareness of the rules which this online program provides.”
The implementation of the Real Winner education is an important component of the 2014 WFDF Anti-Doping program plan. There are numerous International Federations using Real Winner such as FIVB (Volleyball), UCI (Cycling), IAAF (Athletics), IRB (Rugby), FIH (Hockey), FISA (Rowing ), ICF (Canoeing), IBU (Biathlon), and ICC (Cricket). In addition, Real Winner is the official tool of several National Anti-Doping Organisations including Anti-Doping Norway, Qatar Anti-Doping Commission, The Flemish ADO, Antidoping Switzerland, JADA (Japan Anti-Doping Agency), The Irish Sports Council, Hong Kong Anti-Doping Committee, and Antidoping Denmark.
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