#PlayTrue campaign

#PlayTrue campaign has been concluded by National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), India with the participation of more than 12,133 participants.

Recently, #PlayTrue campaign has been concluded by National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), India with the participation of more than 12,133 participants.

About the #PlayTrue campaign

  • This campaign was organized from April 15 to April 30, 2024.
  • The campaign aimed to promote awareness about the importance of clean sport and anti-doping practices in India.
  • Athletes, coaches and players from across the country participated in this campaign and extended their support.
  • NADA India engaged various participants in the campaign including #PlayTrue Quiz, I am #PlayTrueAmbassador, #PlayTruePledge and mascot drawing competition, thereby promoting a culture of clean and ethical competition.
  • During the campaign, practical awareness sessions covering all aspects of anti-doping rules were conducted.
  • The campaign served as an important event for athletes and various stakeholders to collaborate, exchange insights and adopt appropriate strategies towards establishing an anti-doping framework in the backdrop of the Paris 2024 Olympics.

National Anti Doping Agency (NADA)

  • Established: Year 2009
  • It is the lead body for doping control programs in India.

Main objectives and functions of NADA:

  • Formulating and implementing anti-doping policies and programs.
  • Conducting doping tests of players during and outside sports competitions.
  • Taking disciplinary action against a player when he is found positive for doping.
  • Organizing anti-doping awareness programs.
  • Creating biological passport profiles of players and support staff.
  • Maintaining close coordination with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
  • To accredit and regulate National Doping Testing Laboratories (NDTL).

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

  • Established: Year 1999
  • It is an international autonomous body formed to combat doping in sports.
  • Headquarters: Montreal, Canada

Major objectives and functions of WADA:

  • Developing and Enforcing the World Anti-Doping Code: It is an international document that sets out doping rules and procedures.
  • Setting international standards: WADA sets international standards for various aspects such as testing, compliance, complaint redressal, etc.
  • Monitoring global doping control programs: It monitors the effectiveness of doping control programs.
  • Accrediting reliable doping testing laboratories: WADA accredits laboratories that follow its standards.
  • Conducting research and education activities: Research and awareness initiatives to combat doping.
  • Anti-Doping Measures: WADA periodically issues lists of prohibited substances and procedures.

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