Learn & Share Focus Day with more than 200 YOG sliding sports attendees
Lausanne (RWH) Anti-Doping and the prevention of competition manipulation – topics 14 to 18 years old kids normally are not closely involved with. But for the young athletes competing in Luge, Monobob and Skeleton at the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games these are important themes to be aware of.
So the International Luge Federation (FIL) und the International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation (IBSF) invited the young athletes and also team members to the first “Learn and Share Focus” day. The International Testing Agency (ITA) as well as the IOC Integrity Unit had prepared an interactive program for the more than 200 participants. Supported by the Athlete Role models Tatjana Hüfner, six times World Champion and 2010 Olympic Champion, and Gregory Carigiet from Switzerland the YOG athletes simulated a doping test and researched about prohibited substances in medicines.
The two young IOC Integrity Unit hosts then explained what can be count as competition manipulation. They, amongst others, asked the athletes to be aware of what to post on their social media channels: Technical or medical information for example should not be subject of discussion. At the concluding interactive quiz, Ella Cox (NZL) won the competition with more 70 participates
„Be aware of your rights and responibilities. You as athletes are responsible to know the rules!“ the organizers summarized the content of the evening.