– CCES to provide anti-doping education program for Triathlon Ontario’s Junior & Long Course Development Team athletes –
January 11, 2018 – Triathlon Ontario, the recognized Provincial governing body of Multisport in Ontario, announced a partnership agreement with the Canadian Centre of Ethics in Sport (CCES) to develop and deliver an anti-doping program to Triathlon Ontario’s Junior and Long Course Development Team athletes.
“One of the main objectives the Provincial Development Program is to prepare and support athletes for success at the national and international level,” said Phil Dale, Triathlon Ontario Executive Director. “Triathlon Ontario does this by providing developing athletes with first class training opportunities that leverage world class experts as well as by providing critical educational initiatives such as anti-doping education.”
Triathlon Ontario believes education is one of the most effective preventative tools in the fight against doping in sport. It ensures that athletes understand their responsibilities and do not inadvertently break the anti-doping rules or take unnecessary risks.
Starting early with an emphasis on values and the True Sport message has proven very effective.
As per the agreement, Development Team athletes will receive comprehensive anti-doping education through the completion of the CCES’ e-learning course ‘True Sport Clean 101’. Completion of the course would be mandatory and would serve as a strong deterrent. In addition, the course will be available for a select number of athlete support personnel in order for them to properly support and guide their athletes.
Additionally, all athletes and athlete support personnel would have access to the following resources:
• Global Drug Resource Online for verification of the status of medications
• CCES toll free line for substance inquiries
• CCES’ Report Doping Hotline, an anonymous tool for reporting doping
• Medical Exemption Wizard
• Athlete Zone website
The CCES Athlete Services staff will provide athletes with the support and information they need to comply with the rules, including the management of Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE).
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