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Anti-doping message made clear at Rhythmic Junior Worlds

Publication date : 06/08/2019

The Rhythmic Gymnastics Junior World Championships in Moscow offered a new opportunity to spread anti-doping messages amongst young athletes and educate them about the risks and dangers of taking banned substances for improving performances.

In partnership with the FIG, the Russian Anti-doping Agency (RUSADA) manned a stall at the Irina Viner-Usmanova Center of Rhythmic Gymnastics, which staged the event on 19-21 July.

Dozens of gymnasts, coaches and gymnastics fans visited the stand. Around 150 people tested their knowledge of the anti-doping rules with a special quiz from the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA). Each participant left with a small gift from RUSADA.

Many visitors also wrote their best wishes to the Russian team for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on a “Play True” poster.

This outreach initiative is part of the global FIG commitment for protecting competitions’ integrity and fighting against doping.