Play True Day
Since 2014, in April of every year, the anti-doping community worldwide comes together to celebrate Play True Day – a day that is dedicated to Clean Sport and raising awareness among athletes, the sporting public and others of the importance of preventing doping.
The inspiration for Play True Day stems from an Education Conference hosted by WADA in 2013, which was attended by 17 Latin American countries.
PLAY TRUE DAY: 8 April 2022
While Play True Day started as a small Latin American initiative, WADA’s digital campaign reached over 87 million people in 2021, with numerous individuals and organizations taking part from around the globe.
This year, in light of the war in Ukraine, WADA considered postponing Play True Day. However, after consulting with a number of stakeholders worldwide, we decided to go ahead with Play True Day for Peace. The feeling is that values such as fairness, integrity and respect for rules -- which are embodied within the Play True message -- contribute to harmony in sport and society.
As in previous years, we invite athletes, National and Regional Anti-Doping Organizations, Sports Federations, Governments, Major Event Organizers and other anti-doping stakeholders from around the world to join the campaign.
How to Participate
This year, we are inviting the global anti-doping community to stand with us in solidarity for peace, by:
- Inserting their organization’s or sport’s name or an image on the ‘Play True for Peace’ frames linked below;
- Sharing them on their social media channels with the hashtags #PlayTrueDay and #PlayTrueforPeace; and
- Following the campaign in real time via our dedicated Play True Day wall that will capture all posts with the #PlayTrueDay and #PlayTrueforPeace hashtags.
Live Social Media Wall
You will be able to follow the Play True Day campaign in real time via our social media channels and dedicated digital space.