6 September 2011

Commonwealth Games Federation again backs Play True Generation

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has again shown its commitment to anti-doping by inviting WADA’s Play True Generation program to the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games on the Isle of Man.

It will be the second time the program has been used at the multi-sport event and follows on from its success at the 2008 Games in Pune, India.

“CGF is proud to continue our association with WADA, following the very successful partnership in 2008, to promote drug-free sport and the on-going education of young athletes,” said CGF President Mike Fennell (pictured).

“Creating a greater awareness of the dangers of doping through innovative initiatives such as the Play True Generation Program will help create a culture of wanting to compete with a healthy body and mind in fair and true competition.

“Athletes attending the Commonwealth Youth Games on the Isle of Man are tomorrow’s role models and WADA’s education programs will go a long way in creating more ambassadors for the battle against doping and cheating.”

WADA will have access to the 1000 athletes attending the Games in Douglas, which run from September 7-13.