Play True Magazine

WADA's flagship magazine, Play True, provides in-depth analysis of topics relating to the fight against doping in sport.

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Issue 1 - 2014 / Sochi 2014

Content:

02 Editorial Sir Craig Reedie
04 Editorial David Howman
06 Fourth World Conference on Doping in Sport
10 Wada Announces New Leadership. New Initiatives
14 WADA's Role in the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games
22 WADA'S Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games Teams
28 Partner Profile: RUSADA: Preparing for Russia's Big Moment
30 Interview: Dr. Richard Budgett
32 Athlete Profile: Ben Sandford: The rugged Individualist
...and much more.

  

Issue 2 - 2013 / The World's Anti Doping Code

Content:

02 Editorial John Fahey
04 Editorial David Howman
06 Stakeholder Tributes to John Fahey
10 The World's Anti-Doping Code Collaborative. Coordinated. Complete
16 An Athlete's Take
18 World Conference on Doping in Sports 2013
20 Athlete Outreach: WADA Reaches Out
22 Partner Profile: IPC: Collaborating in the name of Clean Sport
26 Athlete Profile: Andréanne Morin
...and much more.

  

Issue 1 - 2013 / Prevention through Education

Content:

02 Editorial John Fahey
04 Editorial David Howman
06 Increasing the role of education in prevention
10 Prevention through education
12 Education tools
14 The spirit of sport and anti-doping policy: an ideal worth fighting for
17 Strengthening the World Anti-Doping Code
21 Paris Pharmaceutical Conference enhances cooperation
22 Athlete Profile: Felipe Contepomi
...and much more.

  

Issue 2 - 2012 / London 2012

Content:

02 Editorial John Fahey
04 Editorial Jacques Rogge
05 WADA at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
10 WADA IO and Outreach in London
16 Working towards a clean Games
18 London 2012 Anti-Doping Laboratory: The road to accreditation
20 Anti-doping figures for London 2012
22 Athlete Profile: David Millar
25 Code Review Process
...and much more.

  

Issue 1 - 2012 / The Code in Review

Content:

01 Editorial John Fahey
02 Editorial David Howman
03 Code Review Process Underway
04 Code Collaboration
09 WADA completes Compliance Report
10 South Africa hosts first of three education symposia
10 Play True Challenge wins award
10 Digital library for education tools
13 Interview: UKAD's Gabriella Re
15 New Athlete Committee Members
17 Athlete Profile: Katarzyna Rogowiec
...and much more.

  

Issue 2 - 2011 / Widening the Net 

Content:

01 Editorial John Fahey
02 Editorial David Howman
03 Cover Story: Harnessing law enforcement and information gathering
05 WCO signs on in support 
06 Athlete Profile: Cydonie Mothersill
09 Reaching out to Africa
09 Rosa Mota in Africa
10 WADA at Parapan am Games
10 WADA at Commonwealth Youth Games
15 Rome Symposium
17 2011 Young Investigator Award

  
Issue 1 - 2011 / Tried, Tested and True 

Content:

01 Editorial John Fahey
02 Editorial David Howman
03 Cover Story: Anti-Doping Laboratories
05 The Accreditation Process  
06 Quality Assessment (EQAS)
07 Map of WADA Accredited Laboratories
09 The New Concept of Approved Laboratories
10 Interview with Dr Günter Gmeiner
11 The importance of Research
15 Athlete Profile

  
Issue 2 - 2010 / Sending the Right Message

Content:

01 Editorial John Fahey
02 Editorial David Howman
03 Feature: Challenging Young Athletes to Play True
05 Advancing Social Science Research  
08 Play True Generation at the Youth Olympic Games
09 WADA's Say NO! to Doping Program
12 Overview: WADA's Resources for Young People
14 WADA Updates

  

Issue 1 - 2010 / Vancouver 2010

Content:

01 Editorial John Fahey
03 Editorial David Howman
05 Vancouver 2010: An Overview
10 WADA's role at a Glance 
13 Olympic Independent Observer Team
15 Olympic Athlete Outreach Team
17 Paralympic Independent Observer Team
18 Paralympic Athlete Outreach Team
19 VANOC Highlights

  

Issue 2 - 2009 / Special Tenth Anniversary

ePlay True - the online version

Content:

05 Our First Decade of Playing True
17 All About Our Logo
19 Common Goals
21 An Idea Whose Time Had Come
24 A Short History of Anti-Doping
27 WADA Milestones
29 WADA:  What We Are
30 QuickFacts
31 Looking Forward With Fresh Ideas

Issue 1 – 2009 / Engaging the Athlete

Content:

01 John Fahey Editorial: Are we Winning the Fight?
02 David Howman Editorial: Athletes at the Heart of our Global Efforts
03 Cover Story and Feature Article: Reaching out to Athletes
04 Athlete Profile: Lindsay Davenport
05 Partner Profile: Croatian Anti-Doping Agency
06 RADO and NADO Expansion
07 Publishing Partnership
08 WADA's 2009 Committees
09 WADA's Education Toolkits
10 WADA Updates and Calendar 

 

Issue 3 – 2008 / Levelling the Playing Field

Content:

01 John Fahey Editorial: An Ongoing Mission
02 David Howman Editorial: Stressing Compliance
03 Cover story: Levelling the Playing Field
04 Key Changes to the International Standards
05 Code Compliance Report Preview
06 WADA Presence at the Olympic and Paralympic Games
07 Gene Doping Symposium
08 Athlete Profile: Frank Fredericks
09 Partner Profile: Anti-Doping Agency of Malaysia
10 Play True Generation Program
11 UNESCO Convention
12 WADA Updates & Calendar 

 

Special Issue / 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games

Issue 2 – 2008 / Beijing 2008

Content:

01 John Fahey editorial: Sport: Mirror of Society
02 Jacques Rogge editorial: Zero Tolerance
03 Cover story: Beijing 2008
04 Leonovo/WADA Beijing Outreach
05 WADA's Fifth Olympic Games
06 China's Drive Against Doping
07 Olympic Game Teams
08 Paralympic Game Teams
09 Interview: Sir Craig Reedie
10 Athlete Profile: Kalusha Bwalya
11 WADA Athlete Committee
12 Code Compliance
13 ADAMS On The Rise
14 WADA Updates & Calendar

 

Issue 1 – 2008 / A Greater Resolve, a Stronger Code

Content:

01 John Fahey editorial: Fresh Resolve
02 David Howman editorial: Team Effort
03 Cover story: A Stronger Fight Against Doping
04 IF Symposium
05 Q&A: Revised World Anti-Doping Code
06 Revision of International Standards
07 The Madrid Resolution
08 Interview: John Fahey
09 Athlete's Passport: Q&A
10 Code Compliance Update
11 WADA 2008 Committee Review
12 WADA Content Sharing Program
13 Athlete Profile: Sara Fischer
14 Partner Profile: OCA
15 WADA Updates & Calendar 

 

Issue 3 – 2007 / Record Pace

Content:

01 R.W. Pound editorial: Parting Thoughts
02 David Howman editorial: A Tribute to Richard Pound
03 Cover story: Anti-Doping: From Revolution to Evolution
04 Marking Major Milestones
05 Making and Evolution of the Code
06 Essential Role of Governments
07 Strategic Activities: Outcomes and Advances
08 Global Expansion
09 China Update
10 Information and Education in India
11 Code Compliance Update
12 Ethics, Enhancement and Sport
13 Athlete Outreach
14 Partner Profile: IBU
15 Athlete Profile: Marcus Vinícius Freire
16 WADA Updates & Calendar 

 

Issue 2 – 2007 / Science: Honing in on Doping

Content:

01 R.W. Pound editorial: The Time is Now
02 David Howman editorial: Progress based on Research
03 Cover story: Championing the Science
04 Essential Partnerships
05 The WADA Research Program In Depth
06 Gene Doping
07 The Researcher's Perspective
08 About hGH Detection
09 The Athlete's Passport
10 Your Duty and Responsibility to Oppose Doping
11 Olympic Museum Anti-Doping Exhibit
12 UK Sport Embraces ADAMS
13 Partner Profile: ITF
14 Athlete Profile: Tanja Kari
15 WADA Athlete Committee Update
16 WADA Social Science Research Program
17 WADA Education Seminars
18 WADA Updates & Calendar

 

Issue 1 – 2007 / Beyond the Athlete

Content:

01 R.W. Pound editorial: Beyond the Athlete
02 Interpol editorial: Committed to the Fight
03 Cover story and special feature: The Way Forward
04 The Way Forward: Related Articles
05 Code Review & Consultation
06 Open Letter to Those Who Promote Medical Supervision of Doping
07 WADA President in Beijing
08 Athlete Profile: Rosa Mota
09 Partner Profile: FIBA
10 WADA Outreach
11 WADA’s “Level the Playing Field” DVD
12 WADA Coach’s Tool Kit
13 WADA Updates & Calendar

 

Issue 3 – 2006 / The World Anti-Doping Code

Content:

01 R.W. Pound editorial: Staying the Course
02 David Howman editorial: Building on experience
03 Cover story and special feature: A guide to the Code
04 Background and supporting articles: The Code
05 International Coordination
06 Athlete Profile: Rania Elwani
07 Partner Profile: World Association of Anti-Doping Scientists
08 Athlete Outreach in Central American and Caribbean Games
09 WADA Updates

 

Issue 2 – 2006 / Global Mission

Content:

01 R.W. Pound editorial: An Urgent Appeal
02 David Howman editorial: Partnership for Global Impact
03 Cover story and special feature: WADA’s Global Mission
04 RADOs in Action
05 Education Symposia
06 Athlete Outreach: Francophone Games
07 UNESCO Convention Update
08 Athlete Profile: Yona Walesi
09 Partner Profile: Barbados National Anti-Doping Commission (NADC)
10 Online Resources for Stakeholders
11 New Education Director
12 Commonwealth Games
13 Review: WADA in Turin
14 WADA Program Calendar
15 WADA at a Glance 

 

Issue 1 - 2006 / Turin 2006

Content:

01 R.W. Pound Editorial : A New Era Begins
02 Jacques Rogge Editorial: Determined Partners
03 Cover Story and Special Feature: Turin 2006
04 Turin Anti-doping laboratory, WADA History at the Games, WADA Independent Observers and Outreach Team in Turin
05 Athlete Profile: Yang Yang A.
06 Partner Profile: Anti-Doping Norway
07 WADA Athlete Committee: A Tough Stand
08 New Athlete Outreach Model
09 WADA Gene Doping Symposium
10 WADA Updates and Calendar

 

Issue 3 – 2005 / Harmonization

Content:

01 R.W. Pound Editorial : Remembering Why
02 Cover Story and Special Feature: Harmonization
03 The Mechanisms of Harmonization
04 Overview: The World Anti-Doping Program
05 Department Profile: WADA Standards and Harmonization
06 Harmonization: An Historic Convention
07 Partner Profile: USADA/USOC PSA Campaign
08 Athlete Focus: Sarah Ulmer
09 WADA Updates and Calendar

 

Issue 2 – 2005 / ADAMS

Content:

01 R.W. Pound Editorial: The Next Steps
02 Cover Story and Special Feature: ADAMS
03 ADAMS: The User’s Perspective
04 WADA Athlete Committee
05 WADA Outreach Activities
06 Athlete Profile: Janet Evans
07 Partner Profile: IAAF
08 Interview: UNESCO Director General
09 Government Support
10 WADA Updates and Calendar

 

Issue 1 – 2005 / Gene Doping

Content:

01 R.W. Pound Editorial: Taking the Lead
02 Cover Story and Special Feature: Gene Doping
03 Gene Doping Projects Funded by WADA
04 Interview: Dr. Theodore Friedmann
05 WADA Gene Doping Panel
06 Gene Doping and Olympic Sport
07 WADA Governance and Government Support
08 Athlete Profile: Jacqui Cooper
09 Partner Profile: International Paralympic Committee
10 WADA Updates

 

Issue 3 – 2004 / Learning Curves; Educating Athletes

Content:

01 R.W. Pound Editorial: Education’s Promise
02 Cover Story and Special Feature: Anti-Doping Education
03 Education: Important Partnerships, Athlete Outreach and Multilingual Publications
04 Special Contribution: Thomas H. Murray
05 Athens 2004: A Look Back
06 Athlete Profile: Kevin Szott
07 State of the Nations
08 WADA Updates

Issue 2 - 2004 / WADA and the Athens Games

Content:

01 R.W. Pound Editorial: A Symbolic Return to Athens
02 Cover Story and Special Feature: Athens 2004 and the Code
03 Athens Lab Profile: The Front Lines
04 Athens Independent Observers
05 Athens Outreach
06 Athlete Profile: Jyri Tamm
07 Government Profiles
08 WADA Updates

 

Issue 1 – 2004 / Regional Support

Content:

01 R.W. Pound Editorial: The Lessons of THG
02 Cover Story and Special Feature: Regional Support
03 Support from Washington
04 Government Assistance
05 FIFA Magazine Interview: Jiri Dvorak
06 Athlete Profile: Beckie Scott
07 WADA Outreach: IPC World Skiing Championships
08 WADA Updates

Issue 3 – 2003 / Policy into Practice

Content:

01 Profile: David Howman
02 Cover Story: The Prohibited List & Therapeutic Use Exemptions
03 Athlete Profile: Sergey Bubka
04 Partner Profile: FINA
05 UNESCO Convention Update
06 WADA Outreach: Destination All Africa Games
07 Olympic Museum Exhibit: Peformance and Balance
08 WADA Updates

 

Issue 2 – 2003 / Relying on Research

Content:

01 R.W. Pound Editorial: Long Past Due
02 Cover Story: Relying on Research
03 Interview: Olivier Rabin
04 Overview: Blood Doping
05 WADA Outreach: The South Pacific and Pan Am Games
06 Athlete Profile: Hamish McDonald
07 Partner Profile: UK Sport
08 WADA Updates

 

Issue 1 – 2003 / A New Beginning for Sport

Content:

01 R.W. Pound Editorial: New Beginnings
02 Cover Story: The World Conference on Doping in Sport
03 Conference Resolution
04 Conference Address, R.W. Pound: Making History
05 Conference Address, J. Rogge: A Tough Stand
06 Conference Address, P. Radcliffe: An Athlete’s View
07 Conference Opinion: Kai Holm
08 WADA Updates
09 Partner Profile: Australian Olympic Committee

 

WADA news / December 2002

Content:

01 H. Syväsalmi Editorial: The Real Meaning of Play True
02 WADA Updates
03 World Anti-Doping Code and International Standards
04 Doping Control and Science
05 Interview: Dr. Martial Saugy
06 Communications and Education
07 The Netherlands Centre for Doping Affairs
08 International Rowing Federation (FISA)
09 Viewpoint: Hein Verbruggen

WADA news / June 2002

Content:

01 R.W. Pound Editorial: Heroes, not just winners
02 WADA Updates
03 Doping Control
04 World Anti-Doping Code
05 WADA in Salt Lake City
06 Interview: David Howman
07 WADA and the IOC Athletes Commission
08 Japan Anti-Doping Agency
09 Banbury Conference on Genetic Enhancement
10 International Ski Federation (FIS)

 

WADA news / February 2002

Content:

01 R.W. Pound Editorial: Play True!
02 WADA Updates
03 Doping Control
04 Awareness Programme
05 Independent Observers
06 South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport
07 World Anti-Doping Code
08 Interview: David Douillet
09 International Cycling Union (UCI)

 

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