International Anti-Doping Seminar in Asia and Oceania
2017 International Anti-Doping Seminar in Asia and Oceania
Japan Anti-Doping Agency (JADA) hosted the International Anti-Doping Seminar in Asia and Oceania on 5 to 7 December 2017 in partnership with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and under the auspices of the Japan Sports Agency. This year’s seminar was held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, which will serve as one of the venues of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
・Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA)
・JAPAN SPORT COUNCIL
・Institute of National Anti-Doping Organisations
・The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games
Signing Ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding
on Anti-Doping Activity Toward the Tokyo 2020
The Japan Anti-Doping Agency (JADA) signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Southeast Asia Regional Anti-Doping Organization (SEARADO) and The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee) on collaboration in anti-doping activities. The MOU is not only for the smooth operation of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) but is also hoped to make the Games an opportunity for developing anti-doping capacity in Asia.
On the Effective Development of Doping Control Officers (DCOs) and Anti-Doping Education Toward 2020
The Seminar was attended by 50 participants from 28 countries. Lectures were given by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on the state of the World Anti-Doping Code compliance monitoring and on ensuring the independence of Anti-Doping Organizations around the world. The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee also gave an overall picture of the Games and an outline of related anti-doping activities.
On Day 2, WADA gave lectures on the status of activities being carried out by the Taskforce toward the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games as well as on the importance of anti-doping education.
Participants then divided up into groups for discussions on the importance of planning and assessments in relation to DCO training and anti-doping education, while introducing actual cases related to related undertakings in their respective countries and regions.
JADA “Education Package” Workshop
JADA’s Education Package was introduced on the last day, including descriptions of actual cases from countries that had already adopted use of the Education Package. Participants then went on to plan educational activities ―such as effective outreach and training― utilizing the Education Package, presenting their plans to group member.