Para triathletes show commitment to clean sport

An outreach programme was held in conjunction with the World Para Triathlon Series in Yokohama. 30 May 2017
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The 2018 Para-triathlon World Championships will be held in Gold Coast, Australia. Para-triathlon will make its Paralympic debut at the Rio 2016 Games.

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By ITU and IPC

More than 150 Para triathletes and triathletes showed their commitment to clean sport during an outreach programme held in Yokohama, Japan, in mid-May.

The programme Play True’ was held in conjunction with the Yokohama International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Para Triathlon Series on 11 May, and organised by the Japan Anti-Doping Agency and the Japan Triathlon Union.

Participants helped spread the message on why they enjoy their sport, but most of all why they enjoy clean sport. Athletes participating had the chance of signing a flag to be passed on to future generations of athletes in their sport.

Before the athletes briefing in Yokohama, athletes showed their knowledge about the rules, answering questions such as how often the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List is updated. They also shared best practices to help athletes understand the methodologies, rules and recommendations from the sport governing bodies and WADA.

Athletes competing in the Yokohama also showed their commitment to compete clean with the ITU’s new swim caps which have a “Love Triathlon, Love Clean Sport” logo, an initiative that not only enhances the audience experience but also improves overall athlete safety.

More information can be found on the ITU’s website.