09.02.2012 - Social and Human Sciences Sector

Anti-Doping - A new milestone reached in 2011: $1M invested under the Fund for the Elimination of Doping in Sport

© UNESCO Poster "The crisis of doping in sport"

Twenty-six new projects were approved under the UNESCO Fund for the Elimination of Doping in Sport in 2011. Sixty-three projects, worth over US$ 1 million, received financial assistance under the Fund, since its establishment in 2008.

The national projects include 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.

Funding has, for example, been provided to Senegal for a training programme targeted at medical and paramedical personnel, former elite athletes, and managers of sports federations. In addition, throughout the country, 190 international or national level athletes will be reached.

With the UNESCO grant, Bosnia and Herzegovina will translate anti-doping educational materials into the country’s various local languages and widely disseminate them among sports movements.

A regional project submitted by El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Panama, allowed for the development of an athlete outreach programme in the context of the 2011 Central American Youth Games.

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