19 New Anti-Doping Projects Approved
On 27 October, the Approval Committee for the Fund for the Elimination of Doping in Sport met at UNESCO Headquarters to consider a number of high quality applications for funding.
Nineteen new projects were approved, including preventative education programs, the development of specific anti-doping legislation, and activities which help build the anti-doping capacity of least developed or low income countries.
Mr Gennady Aleshin, Member of Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, representative of the Russian Federation and Chairperson of the Approval Committee, expressed his satisfaction at the growing number of applications to the Fund. “Today we approved a number of innovative projects which will make a tangible difference in the fight against doping in sport. Governments are looking at different ways in which they can implement the International Convention against Doping in Sport and we are seeing countries learn from each others experiences,” said Mr Aleshin.
Since the establishment of the Fund by UNESCO in 2008, 36 projects worth over US$500,000 have received financial assistance. These projects span all regions of the world:
- Africa (12)
- Arab States (3)
- Asia and Pacific (2)
- Europe and North America (6)
- Latin America and the Caribbean (13).