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Posted By IWWF on 10.04.2019

What is Play True Day?

Tomorrow the 10th of April is Play True day, This a campaign that a few National Anti-doping Organisations along with WADA started a few years ago which has grown and Sport Ireland would like to support it.

Play True Day is dedicated to clean sport and is intended to raise awareness among athletes, the sporting public and others about the global fight against doping.

The inspiration for this initiative stems from a WADA-hosted Education Conference in 2013, which was attended by 17 Latin American countries that were the driving force behind 10 April being declared ‘Play True Day’. While it started as a Latin American initiative, over the years, this grassroots movement has gained momentum with numerous European countries celebrating in 2016 and more joining the campaign from around the globe in the following years.

Each year more countries and organisations are joining the campaign and step-by-step we are reaching a final goal - to make Play True Day a global campaign!

Outreach programs, interviews for media, (social) media campaign, photos of athletes playing true are some of the examples how you can celebrate Play True Day in your organisation. Stand up for what you believe and join us on the day that celebrates clean sport and clean athletes.

Together, we can leverage this momentum to create a world where the clean athlete prevails, a world where athletes choose to stay clean out of self-respect, fairness to their fellow competitors, and for the pure joy that sport brings.