In an announcement yesterday on their website, the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF) said they plan to run a Anti-Doping Outreach Campaign during the upcoming world championships in Denmark next month.
The campaign will include a booth at the competition, where materials anti-doping materials and doping control effort materials will be distributed. There will also be a contest with prizes for athletes based on their knowledge of about doping. During a game on August 9, referees will also where shirts with anti-doping messages.
IWRF Secretary General and Anti-Doping Committee member Eron Main is quoted in article as saying, “Most athletes are committed to drug-free sport, but they don’t always have the knowledge and information they need. […] This outreach is an opportunity to educate our athletes and supporters, and for them to demonstrate their own support in the fight against doping.”
Doping has been a bit in focus inside the disability sport community in the past two months. Just yesterday, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced the suspensions of a pair of powerlifters, United Arab Emirates’ Rashed Hassan Ahmed and Kazakhstan’s Oleg Gridassov, for doping violations. The IPC is now considering taking action against NPCs where doping has been a demonstrated problem.