The International Symposium “Becoming an Olympic athlete without doping. A holistic approach” finished. The event was held on June 24-25 in Olympia, Greece.
Participants listened to presentations by international experts, visited Ancient Olympia and laid wreaths at the stele, in which the heart of Pierre de Coubertin rests.
At the end of the symposium was held a round table where participants identified new vectors for the development of global anti-doping policy.
First, it requires the development of algorithms that would allow in a short time to analyze large amounts of data on athletes who have undergone doping control and athletes whose samples were positive.
Secondly, it is necessary to specify all the limiting factors that prevent athletes from improving their results without doping. Then, taking into account scientific research, the genetic component and modern technologies, to create improved training methods at every stage of the athletes' professional career.
It should be noted that a holistic approach to the formation of Olympic champions in the world community is possible due to:
• confidential and transparent interaction of all sports, medical and anti-doping organizations in the fight against doping;
• preservation and support of Olympic values, as well as the integrity of the athlete as a person in the implementation of anti-doping programs.
The event was organized by the Ministry of Culture and Sports of Greece, the National Center for Sports Studies, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, the International Federation of Sports Medicine and the Russian Anti-Doping Agency “RUSADA”.