Sports stars of the future will learn about the importance of anti-doping when they join WADA’s Play True Generation at the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games in Douglas on the Isle of Man.
The program, which encourages young athletes to completely reject doping, will be accessible at the Play True Generation Center for the duration of the Games, which runs from September 7-13.
Athletes and their entourage will be able to accept the Play True Challenge, a computer-based simulation game that teaches users about the consequences of their actions.
The game is available in seven languages – English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, German and Russian.
Coaches, healthcare professionals and sports officials will have the chance to assess their knowledge of anti-doping rules and regulations by playing 'Who Wants to Play True’, a component of WADA’s computer-based learning tool CoachTrue.
The Center will be run by WADA Education Manager Jennifer Sclater, who will be joined by anti-doping experts from around the world, including Amanda Batt from UK Anti-Doping and Andrew Kamage from the Botswana National Olympic Committee.
Play True Generation was piloted at the last Commonwealth Young Games, in Pune, India in 2008, and launched at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore last year.
For more information about WADA’s Play True Generation Program and resources for young people. check-out Issue 2, 2010 of Play True Magazine.