October 24-25, 2019 in Copenhagen (Denmark) the international conference “Fitness doping public health — new research and experiences from practice” was held, during which the participants focused on why fitness doping is a public health concern, and what actions could or should be taken not only to prevent the use of doping substances in fitness centers, but also how to treat current users.
The conference was organized by the Anti-Doping Agency of Danemark and the Danish Ministry of Culture. There were representatives of international anti-doping organizations, experts from the Danish Center for Youth Studies, the Danish Institute of Analytics in Sports, the Danish Ministry of Culture, Danish hospitals and the National Crime Agency (NCA) of the United Kingdom among the participants of the conference.
Project experience in the field of doping prevention and research in the field of substances abuse and users’ rehabilitation were shared and discussed among the participants during the workshops.
RUSADA Director General Yuri Ganus and chief specialist of the educational programs department Valeriya Konova took part in the conference for learning practice experience of foreign colleagues in the field of counteracting doping in recreational sport and fitness.
RUSADA collaborates with the organizers of the Moscow Marathon, which is the biggest international running competition in Russia. In 2019, more than 30 thousand people from 85 countries of the world participated in the marathon.
With the support of the Russian anti-doping agency, the running community is being provided with antidoping educational programs. RUSADA actively promotes clean sport values among amateur athletes through implementation of various educational projects for all categories of participants.