Awareness and education is key in the fight against doping, match fixing, illegal betting and corruption in sport. There are a wide range of structured BWF awareness and education programmes covering the area of anti-doping that are available from:
- Badminton World Federation (BWF)
- World Anti-Doping Association (WADA)
- Your National Badminton Federation
- Your National Anti-Doping Organisation
Each National Badminton Associations is responsible for implementing their own education programme. This should be supported by their National Anti-doping Organisation (NADO). The BWF is also responsible for providing an education programme – both awareness training and a programme that looks at the values of sport and the importance of fairness in sport.
The below provides some read-to-use resources from various sources.
The “i am badminton” integrity campaign is about players, coaches, technical officials and administrators working together to protect our sport from threats like doping, match manipulation, match fixing, illegal betting and corruption.
The campaign aims to raise awareness of 1) good sports values, 2) the rules and regulations around the ethics of sport and 3) the consequences of breaching the rules. The Anti-Match Fixing part of the website has a range of resources available for National Badminton Federations to download and use to plan and deliver an integrity awareness campaign. This includes 1) artwork of campaign logos, roll up banners, backdrops, posters of campaign ambassadors; 2) model plans to guide trainers; and 3) images of “i am badminton” activation since 2015.
The World Anti-Doping Agency has a wide range of resources for athletes, coaches, trainers and administrators including – WADA Video Materials, Educational Resources – Education and Prevention Tools, downloadable and printable materials and an e-Learning platform – ADeL. The below is a sample of what is available:
The Anti-Doping e-Learning platform (ADeL) offers access to all topics related to clean sport and anti-doping. It offers courses for athletes, coaches, doctors, administrators and anyone interested in learning more about anti-doping and protecting the values of clean sport. ADeL offers modules including:
Alpha – this gives athletes information about the dangers of doping and the importance of anti-doping controls and promotes positive attitudes to avoiding doping.
CoachTrue – this is an anti-doping education for coaches of elite and recreational-level athletes.
Parents Guide – An anti-doping reference guide/booklet for parents seeking more information to ensure healthy athletic development and prevent the use of prohibited substances.