Latin America and the Caribbean
- Upgrading and raising awareness of Anti-Doping (starting in May 2013)
- US$ 11,958.10
Following the institution of a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) Committee and a Results Management Committee in 2011, Aruba was appointed as a full member of the Caribbean Regional Anti-Doping Organization (RADO) in 2013. Capitalizing on this momentum, the proposed project aims at raising awareness on anti-doping issues through five interlinked activities. Engaging up to 250 beneficiaries from the sports community, activities will include a practical training session for chaperones and Doping Control Officers (DCOs), and two workshops, one designed for athletes and their parents and one for coaches and medical personnel. To enhance the impact of the project, core materials will be translated into Papiamento and disseminated to all National Federations (NFs). Building on recent legislative developments, legal guidance will also be offered to NFs in the amendment of their respective statutes to include a specific anti-doping article. Leading the project implementation, the Aruban Olympic Committee will leverage local media to publicize activities.
- Understanding prohibited substances, whereabouts information and the revised International Standard for Testing (May 2010 to July 2010)
The project involved the organization of a two-day workshop to educate and inform athletes and athlete support personnel about their rights and responsibilities under the World Anti Doping Code, the Prohibited List, the International Standard for Testing, and the Standards for Granting Therapeutic Use Exemptions.
- Anti-doping education for Barbados (starting in May 2013)
- US$ 20,000
In response to recent high-profile doping incidents within the world of sport, local commentators in Barbados called for the strengthening of national anti-doping education and good practice, particularly amongst at risk youth. Accordingly, the National Anti-Doping Commission (NADC) proposes a unique collaboration with the National Cultural Foundation (NCF), aimed at sensitizing over 200 youth to anti-doping issues through the introduction of a national sport competition to the already established National Independence Festival of Creative Arts held from October to November 2013. The competition is designed to test anti-doping assumptions across a range of categories, including drama, dance and visual art. There will also be engagement opportunities for adults and for persons with disabilities. Following the event, a commemorative book featuring the competition entries will be produced. In parallel to this initiative, a series of six workshops, engaging personnel from the Ministry of Education, will be organized to increase institutional awareness of key anti-doping issues. Recognizing the importance of broad based visibility, the project will utilize the national media and launch a dedicated website to promote project aims and activities to the general public.
- Understanding prohibited substances, whereabouts information and the revised International Standard for Testing (March 2009 to July 2009)
The project involved the organization of a two-day workshop to educate and inform athletes and athlete support personnel about a range of issues including their rights and responsibilities under the World Anti-Doping Code, the International Standard for Testing, and whereabouts requirements for athletes in the Registered Testing Pool.
- Anti-doping education programme for the Bolivian sport community (October 2010 to April 2011)
The project consisted of a two-day national training seminar, followed by six local workshops. Education materials were produced and disseminated to representatives of the national sport federations and the National Institute of Physical Education, physical education teachers and sport administrators. Approximately, 1,000 athletes and support personnel attended the local workshops.
- Anti-doping education for young athletes (June 2011 to December 2011)
The project consisted in the development of an athlete outreach programme in the context of the second edition of the "Plurinational Student Sport Games" (Juegos Deportivos Estudiantiles Plurinacionales) which was held in Bolivia in 2011. Around 700 schools and 600,000 young athletes participated in the 2011 edition of the Games. The programme was based on WADA's Athlete Outreach Model.
- Anti-doping education for the Chile sports community (November 2011 to April 2012)
The project involved the organization of four anti-doping workshops in various regions of the country, targeted at 400 athletes, athlete support personnel, and physical education teachers. Two of the workshops were animated by international facilitators from the World Anti-Doping Agency. Among the themes that were covered during the workshops were: the International Convention against Doping in Sport; prohibited substances and methods; the adverse effects and risks of doping; the doping control process; and therapeutic use exemptions. Anti-doping educational materials were produced in the context of the project.
- Anti-doping seminar for high-level athletes and their support personnel (March 2013 to May 2013)
The project involves the organization of an anti-doping seminar targeted at athletes from various sport federations involved in the Colombian “sport excellence” programme and their support personnel (coaches and doctors in particular). Around 150 athletes, including Paralympic athletes, and 150 support personnel will be sensitized through this project. Among the themes which will be covered are: the World Anti-Doping Programme, International Standards, the health consequences of doping, the rights and responsibilities of athletes and athlete support personnel, and anti-doping rules violations. The project will be publicized through two press conferences.
- Play True training camp (starting in May 2013)
- US$ 17,354
In accordance with the rapid development of elite sport in the country, Costa Rica has undertaken several initiatives to reinforce its national anti-doping capacity in recent years. With a view to sensitizing future generations of sportspersons and their support personnel regarding the dangers of doping, the proposed project comprises 8 one-day training camps for more than 770 direct beneficiaries from 6 major sports federations. Young athletes aged 14-15, as well as trainers, medical staff members and physiotherapists will have the opportunity to participate in a range of innovative, youth-friendly activities facilitated by national experts. A network of young volunteers will be engaged to supervise interactive games combining anti-doping quiz questions with physical activities. To enhance project impact in terms of learning outcomes, educational materials will be disseminated to all participants. Leading the implementation of the project, the National Anti-Doping Commission will also create a knowledge-sharing database available to support project legacy.
- Anti-doping educational programme for coaches, physical trainers, physical therapists and sport medicine doctors (September 2011 to March 2012)
Funding was provided for a comprehensive survey aimed at assessing the level of knowledge of target groups on doping issues and the organization of capacity-building seminars addressing the knowledge gaps revealed by the survey. Anti-Doping educational materials were produced and disseminated in the context of the project.
- Building awareness and advocacy to eliminate doping in sport (starting in May 2013)
In response to a documented increase in the abuse of drugs nationally, particularly amongst youth, Dominica has sought to strengthen its structures in the fight against doping, across the island. Most recently, in 2012, a Dominican National Anti-Doping Organization (NADO) was established. A key objective of the NADO is to sensitize the public to the dangers of doping through the implementation of advocacy and education initiatives. Accordingly, the proposed project aims at raising awareness on anti-doping issues through three interlinked activities. Engaging up to 200 beneficiaries from the sports community, six workshops will be held to stimulate knowledge sharing and to agree upon the roles and responsibilities of specific target groups in fight against doping in sport. Leading the project implementation, the Dominican NADO will also deliver a series of presentations to schools and distribute a range of promotional and educational materials to support the anti-doping message. Lastly, local media will be employed to publicize activities, thus bringing the fight against doping to the attention of the general public.
- Anti-doping education programme for the Ecuadorian sport community (January 2011 to April 2011)
UNESCO fund was provided for the development of a national awareness-raising campaign on the health and legal risks of doping, targeting around 3,800 athletes. The campaign comprised of two phases: (1) printing and disseminating promotional and education materials, mainly existing materials, to the 24 sport federations; and (2) the organization of two training sessions for 200 elite athletes.
- “Play true” generation (October 2010 to October 2011)
The project consisted in the development of a comprehensive programme targeting young athletes involved in high school and university competitions, to sensitize them to the dangers of doping and the values of sport. The reward-based programme consisted of workshops, conferences, and other activities with strong media support through press, television and radio. It aimed to prevent the use of prohibited substances by athletes, in particular young athletes, and promote the development of a “play true” culture among youth.
- Anti-doping education and sensitization campaign (February 2011 to February 2012)
There were two distinct components to this project: (1) the organization of seven educational workshops, which targeted 200 national level athletes and athlete support personnel, to build understanding of the technical aspects of anti-doping and to build capacity; and (2) a media campaign, including billboards at all sports facilities and public service announcements, which aimed to promote healthy lifestyles and practices and to draw wider public attention to doping in sport.
- Permanent educational exhibition for sport students of Galileo University of Guatemala (October 2012 to December 2012)
The project consists of an anti-doping campaign targeted at sport students and teachers of the Galileo University of Guatemala. It is directly targeted at students who are engaging in professional careers of sport technicians or sport organization managers. The project first involves the organization of anti-doping seminars integrated into the students’ curriculum; three four-hour sessions will be organized for 200 students to sensitize them to various anti-doping related themes, such as the Prohibited List, doping controls, results management, the International Standard for the Protection of Privacy and Personal information, etc. An information booth will also be set up in a strategic location of the University, with interactive resources on anti-doping issues and students engaged as animators to mobilize their peers. It is expected than more than 4,000 people will be reached in the context of this project.
- Play True, Say No to Doping (January 2009 to April 2009)
The project consisted of the implementation of an educational programme targeted at junior athletes in elementary and high schools. The objectives were to inform all junior athletes subject to doping control about prohibited substances and methods, doping control procedures and their rights and responsibilities; increase awareness of the risks of doping to health and to the spirit of sport; and inspire them to practice fair play in order to prevent doping.
- Preserving the spirit of sports (March 2011 to June 2012)
Following-up on the recommendations of the anti-doping symposium organized in 2009, with the support of UNESCO, the project consists of capacity-building programme targeted at 2,000 athletes and athlete support personnel. Among the themes to be covered are: the Prohibited List; the trafficking of prohibited substances; the biological passport and the doping control process.
- Design and implementation of a permanent anti-doping training programme (September 2010 to July 2011)
The project consisted of the development of a mandatory anti-doping training programme, targeting the 360 sport students and 150 coaches of the National Sport Development Centre. The programme was part of the curriculum and included two-hour weekly workshops covering practical cases and interactive activities over 23 weeks with the objective of providing Mexican athletes with information regarding the use of performance-enhancing substances, in particular the consequences of doping both on their health and career.
- Anti-doping education on prohibited substances and methods in sports (starting in May 2013)
Building upon the first initiative under the UNESCO Fund for the Elimination of Doping in Sport (“Prevention, promotion, control and education on prohibited substances and methods in sport”), implemented in 2011, this project comprises two core components. Engaging 125 athletes from 5 sport federations, a series of group discussions (5) will be held with the intention of strengthening participant understanding of the dangers of doping, and most notably of prohibited substances and methods, and the National Anti-Doping Control Programme. In parallel, 5 workshops targeting 125 trainers and physical education teachers will be delivered across the country. A survey will be carried out prior to the organization of the educational activities to ascertain the knowledge level of the target groups and adapt the content of the workshops accordingly. All activities will be facilitated by national medical experts. To enhance the project’s impact, a range of educational and promotional materials will be disseminated to both the public and the participants.
- Prevention, promotion, control and education on prohibited substances and methods in sport (October 2010 to March 2011)
The project involved a campaign to educate young athletes and athlete support personnel about prohibited substances and methods in sport and anti-doping controls. The project consisted of three phases: (1) eight educative workshops targeted at 240 young athletes as part of their preparations for national competitions; (2) three seminars for 105 athlete support personnel; and (3) dissemination of context specific promotional materials.
- Education on the harm caused by the use of doping substances and on how to avoid using them (May 2011 to July 2011)
UNESCO funding was provided for the organization of ten training workshops targeted at athletes and athletes support personnel from the various sport federations and physical education teachers. A total of 300 people were educated about prohibited substances and their effects, nutritional supplements and anti-doping rules.
- The use and effect of prohibited substances
- USD 13,100
Building on Paraguay’s last application to the Fund, “Educate on the harm caused by the use of doping substances” implemented in 2011, this project aims at deepening knowledge on the use and effects of prohibited substances to support Paraguayan athletes and related personnel in their preparations for the Olympic cycle (2013-2016). Comprising a number of interlinked activities, lectures (7) and workshops (10), the targeted educational sessions will engage more than 500 participants ranging from athletes and coaches to doctors and journalists. The sessions will be facilitated by international experts in sports law and medicine. Key themes include taking samples of urine and blood (theory and practice), and the detection of prohibited substances in medication. All sessions will encourage debate and will culminate in a National Forum, open to all participants from both the workshops and lectures, promoting the objectives of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
- Anti-doping training for the sport community (January 2011 to March 2011)
The project involved the organization of ten training sessions for 350 athletes and 170 athlete support personnel. The project strengthened their capacities in the fight against doping in sport through education about: the Prohibited List; Therapeutic Use Exemptions; nutrition and health issues; doping control processes; and athletes’ right and responsibilities.
- Empowering athletes through anti-doping education (starting in May 2013)
- US$ 18,076
Building upon Saint Lucia’s first project under the Fund (“Anti-doping education for Saint Lucia”), implemented in 2012, this project will engage national and international athletes from the country through a series of interlinked anti-doping workshops and seminars. Responding to an identified demand, planned activities are designed to support more than 200 target sportspersons to better understand their rights and responsibilities, and, among other issues, the dangers of supplement use,. Coordinated by the Saint Lucia Olympic Committee, with the engagement of key regional and national stakeholders, the workshop and seminar methodology will be participatory. Print and electronic media will be employed to ensure that the broadest possible spectrum of stakeholders remain informed on project implementation.
- Anti-doping education for Saint Lucia (November 2011 to July 2012)
The project has involved the implementation of an anti-doping education programme building on the National Sports Coaching Plan recently set up with the assistance of the European Union, with special focus on cricket, soccer, netball and volleyball. Activities include: the creation of an anti-doping website; the establishment of an anti-doping hotline; the production of promotional and educational materials (booklets, postcards, CD-Roms); and the development of an anti-doping education campaign, primarily targeted at young athletes, mobilizing professional athletes as role models.
Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Football for health -“Pure sport” (2012)
UNESCO funding is granted for a capacity-building programme which draws upon the various spheres of influence (society, community, family, and team) to educate young football players about doping issues. The programme involves several activities such as a summer camp, television public service announcements and interactive workshops.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- Understanding prohibited substances in sport (November 2010 to April 2011)
The project involved the organization of an educational workshop which targeted 125 national level athletes and 75 athlete support personnel. The objectives were to improve the level of knowledge of athletes and athlete support personnel on anti-doping and the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines anti-doping policy and to assist athletes to make informed decisions to protect the integrity of sport.
- National anti-doping awareness campaign (February 2011 to April 2011)
The project involved the implementation of five one-day seminars throughout different districts in Suriname, which targeted 250 athletes and athlete support personnel. The objectives of the project were to provide accurate information about the key aspects of anti-doping and to strengthen the commitment to doping-free sport in Suriname.
- Anti-doping education and awareness among athletes and administrators (November 2010 to April 2011)
Six youth anti-doping awareness fairs were held in each region of Trinidad and Tobago, targeting around 3,000 young people. The objectives of the project were to improve the level of knowledge of athletes and athlete support personnel on anti-doping and promote the values of fair play among youth.
- Application of information and communication technologies in the promotion of sport values in primary schools (February 2009 to March 2010)
This innovative project consisted of the design of a computerized learning tool targeted at primary school students which promotes sporting values such as fair play, cooperation and mutual respect. The results of this project can be shared with other countries in the region.
- Training of teachers for the promotion of the values of sport in the school environment with the use of information and communication technologies (October 2010 to October 2011)
Additional UNESCO funding was provided to build on the result of the first project implemented in Uruguay. This project involved the organization of five training workshops for 200 physical education teachers on the use of the computerized learning tool. It aimed to sensitize teachers to the role of physical education in the population’s well-being and facilitated the dissemination of the values that underpin sport.
- Anti-doping capacity-building programme (April 2012 to September 2012)
The project consists of a series of capacity-building seminars targeted at athletes and athlete personnel of the various Uruguay sport federations. A specific seminar will notably be organized for 40 athletes and support personnel of the Uruguay national team for the 2012 London Olympic Games. Three workshops will also be organized in cooperation with the football and basketball federations, for a wider audience (approximately 250 players and coaches). Finally, two seminars will target future physical education teachers, as well as social sciences lecturers. The content of each workshop will be adjusted to the needs of the audience. It is expected that 500 people will be sensitized in total. Pedagogical materials, based on WADA resources, will be produced in the context of this project.
- Leveling the playing field in the secondary school sector
- Barbados (Regional Project * / starting in May 2013)
- US$ 39,000
The project aims at building anti-doping capacity in the region through the implementation of two workshops, per country, designed to empower physical education teachers and coaches to better educate at risk youth on the dangers of doping. Engaging more than 175 direct beneficiaries and more than 26,000 students, indirectly, this strategic project will be led by the Caribbean Regional Anti-Doping Agency in cooperation with the Olympic Committees of each participating State Party. The workshops will provide participants with a broad-based understanding of the key actors and contemporary challenges in the field of anti-doping. Supporting these practical sessions, a plethora of materials, including interactive learning tools, will also be disseminated to encourage the integration of anti-doping education into existing physical education curricula. Prioritizing legacy and knowledge sharing, emphasis will be placed on evaluating project impact in order to roll out the methodology to other countries within the region.
* Additional States parties involved : The British Virgin Islands, Saint Lucia and Saint Kitts and Nevis.
- The Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas says NO! to doping (May 2012 to December 2013)
The project involves the organization of an athlete outreach programme for sub-regional games of the ALBA (Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas), in particular the 5th edition of the ALBA Games (Ecuador, 2013) and the 1st edition of the ALBA Youth Games (Bolivia, November 2012). Emphasis will be placed on the sensitization of young athletes.. Both events will gather approximately 4000 to 5000 athletes from all the participating countries (Antigua and Barbuda, Bolivia, Cuba, Dominica, The Republic of Ecuador, St Vincent and the Grenadines).
- The victory: Play true (August 2011 to January 2012)
UNESCO funding has been provided for an athlete outreach programme during the CODICADER Games (Committee of the Central America Isthmus for Sport and Leisure) which were held in El Salvador from 3 to 14 September 2011, and the CONCECADE Games (Central America and the Caribbean Committee for Sport) which took place in Panama from 12 to 21 September 2011. A total of 7,500 young people have been reached in the context of this project.