Play True Day on Tuseday 10 April!

World Anti-Doping Agency, WADA, will be celebrating along with athletes, National and Regional Anti-Doping Organizations, Sporting Federations, Major Event Organizers and others around the world on Tuesday, 10 April.

‘Play True Day’ is dedicated to clean sport and is intended to raise awareness among athletes, the sporting public and others about the global fight against doping. On this day, WADA will be asking athletes why they ‘Play True’?

The inspiration for this initiative stems from a WADA-hosted Education Conference in 2013, which was attended by 17 South American countries that were the driving force behind 10 April being declared ‘Play True Day’. While it started as a South American initiative, over the years, this grassroots movement has gained momentum with numerous European countries celebrating in 2016 and more joining the campaign from around the globe in the following year.

This is an example of what a grassroots movement can achieve. The organizers saw an opportunity to educate, to promote clean sport and to celebrate the many reasons to play true – and they seized it. Together, we can leverage this momentum to create a world where the clean athlete prevails, a world where athletes choose to stay clean out of self-respect, fairness to their fellow competitors, and for the pure joy that sport brings.

In a spirit of solidarity among the anti-doping community, Federation of International Bandy, FIB, joins WADA and others by celebrating the day and paying attention to Play True Day on our website and on Facebook.

During the World Cup in Bandy in Sandviken in October, FIB will conduct a seminar on efforts on the work with anti-doping in the world of Bandy. This to increase knowledge about the negative conseqences of doping and the positive work done in the various Bandy associations within the Federation of International Bandy. FIB will return later with information and invitation about the seminar at the World Cup in Sandviken. 

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