The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), India, organised the #PlayTrue Campaign.

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  • The campaign was held from 15th to 30th April 2024, with a turnout of more than 12,133 participants.
  • The campaign commemorated World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Play True Day and aimed at fostering awareness about the importance of clean sport and anti-doping practices in India.
  • The campaign featured insightful awareness sessions covering all aspects of anti-doping regulations.
  • The campaign served as a crucial event for athletes and stakeholders to collaborate, and exchange insights, and strategies toward establishing a resilient anti-doping framework in anticipation of the Paris 2024 Olympics.

What is Doping?

  • It refers to the use of banned substances in competitive sports. 
  • Performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) is another term used for drugs used by athletes to improve their athletic performance.

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

  • It was established in 1999 as an international independent agency to lead a collaborative worldwide movement for doping-free sport. 
  • WADA’s governance and funding are based on equal partnership between the Sport Movement and Governments of the world.
  • The inspiration for Play True Day stems from an Education Conference hosted by WADA in 2013, which was attended by 17 Latin American countries.

National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA)

  • It is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India.
  • NADA India implements the anti-doping programme in India, in line with the World Anti-doping Code 2021.
  • NADA India works in close collaboration with national and international stakeholders to ensure clean sports practices, sharing anti-doping resources and augmenting joint efforts towards achieving fair play.

Significance of the Campaign

  • It highlights NADA India’s commitment to equipping athletes, coaches, and the entire sporting community with a thorough understanding of anti-doping regulations.
  • It strives to instill integrity in sports by advocating for fair play, rejecting doping, and promoting the spirit of fair competition.

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