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QADC reaches out to squash players

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QADC reaches out to squash players

Date : 27 Feb 2010

Doha, Qatar: The Qatar Anti-Doping Commission (QADC) implemented the Athlete Outreach programme in cooperation with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) during the 16th GCC Squash Championships at the Khalifa Complex for Tennis and Squash in Doha. The championships, which are being held for men and for youths under 17, will conclude on February 28 and feature 28 athletes from Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and UAE.

Athlete Outreach is one of WADA's key vehicles for informing athletes and their support personnel about the dangers and consequences of doping. The programme is delivered at major multi-sports events such as the Olympic and Paralympic Games and other regional events. While the programme has evolved over time, certain characteristics remain central to the success and effectiveness of WADA’s programme in particular and of Athlete Outreach in general.

About 15 athletes and five coaches participated in the programme on February 25 and competed in solving WADA’s multimedia doping quiz consisting of 10 questions testing the athletes’ knowledge of anti-doping.

Participants also received gifts and educational materials bearing the logo of WADA and QADC.

The QADC extends its thanks and appreciation to the Qatar Squash Federation represented by Mr Khalid Ali Al Mawlwai (competition manager) and Mr Yousif Al Malki (sport coordinator) for their cooperation in the implementation of the programme during the tournament.



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