Collaborative Campaign for Doping-Free Sport in the Western Cape
The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) will partner with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) to host the Metropole regional substance abuse seminar at Newlands on Saturday, 15 June 2013.
This initiative is part of a series of seminars to take place in the various regions in the Western Cape this year. The purpose of this seminar is to create awareness around a scourge that has been undermining the fairness of competitive sport for many years.
The seminar will focus on three key areas:
- Medicinal: Prescribed (antibiotics and anti-asthmatics) and over the counter preparation (cough mixture, cold and flu remedies).
- Recreation/ social: legal (tobacco and alcohol) and illegal (cannabis and cocaine).
- Doping: permitted (vitamins and amino acids) and prohibited (stimulants, narcotics, analgesics, anabolic steroids, beta blockers and diuretics).
By working better together, the partners are focusing on ways to combat the use of performance enhancing substances in sport, thus agreeing proudly with the slogan, “I play fair: Say no to doping”.