Apart from bodybuilding shows the IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness) is also presenting educational programmes with the aim at preventing doping issues by distributing information and knowledge.
Key areas such as the prevention, detection and the risks of using performance enhancing drugs will be discussed at the seminars which will be presented by Professor Mauricio de Arruda Campos, the IFBB’s anti-doping commission chairman and Dr. Riaan Barnard, Bodybuilding South Africa’s medical advisor. Bodybuilding South Africa (BBSA) is affiliated to the IFBB which has been supporting the World Anti Doping Agency’s Code since 2009. The Code is a core document that provides the framework for anti-doping policies, rules, and regulations within sport organisations and among public authorities. It is designed to harmonise anti-doping policies and to ensure the standards are the same for all athletes and competitors.
According to IFBB President Dr. Rafael Santonja the IFBB is strongly committed to the battle against drugs because of the following:
- Doping is against the IFBB’s principles of a healthy lifestyle
- Doping is against the ethics and laws in sport
- Doping is not only a problem for sport, it is a problem for society
The dates of the anti-doping seminars in SA are:
* 16 February 2018 – Cape Town – 18:00 to 20:00.
4Ward Design, 8A Bermuda Street, Paarden Island
* 17 February 2018 – Johannesburg – 11:00 to 13:00.
Olympic House, SASCOC Olympic House, Atholl Oaklands Road, Abbotsford, Sandton.
* 18 February 2018 – Durban – 11:00 to 13:00.
Boardroom Kingsmead Cricket Stadium, 2 Kingsmead Way, Durban.
The seminars are free of charge and open to judges, officials, athletes, trainers and coaches.
Contact the IFBB SA President Wayne Price on 083 967 8978 for additional information.