On April 12, RUSADA Deputy Director General on international cooperation and anti-doping issues Margarita Pakhnotskaya gave presentation “Ethics of Sport in Preparation of Human Resources for Sport Organizations” at First All-Russian Research and Practice Congress “Strategies of Effective Managing State Facilities and Venues in Sport Industry” in Moscow State Institute of International Relations.
In her presentation, Margarita Pakhnotskaya noted the role of human capital. In sport industry, human resources are Athlete Support Personnel (see the World Anti-Doping Code and the All-Russian Anti-Doping Rules), such as coaches, doctors, masseurs, agents, sport managers, sport officials and other staff. They form a role model for an athlete and influence the overall culture of sport in the country. RUSADA provides a set of tools which are designated to assist Athlete Support Personnel in organizing anti-doping work. The role of Athlete Support Personnel is about proper using all these tools and working within the framework of the legal and regulatory framework regulating the area of anti-doping. For this reason, the important area of preventing doping in sport is preparation of qualified personnel.
At the end of March 2018, School of Business and International Competencies of Moscow State Institute of Foreign Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and RAA RUSADA launched the first program of professional development “Ethics in Sport: Key Aspects of Anti-Doping Activities” for specialists of sport federations, regional executive bodies and sport organizations, involved in the field of physical culture and sport.