23 May. 2023
The International Testing Agency (ITA) has created a new sport social media toolkit, taking education and doping prevention one step further by proactively sharing information about clean sport education with their athletes and other relevant stakeholders on accessible and frequently visited platforms.
The ITA Clean Sport Social Media Toolkit aims to help improve the education of athletes, coaches and parents in line with the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA's) International Standard for Education (ISE).
It also allows engaging with athletes simply and effectively, as the ITA will provide a monthly variety of social media assets on key anti-doping topics. The clean sport content provided by the ITA is prepared for the most common social media platforms: Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook.
The second edition of the ITA Clean Sport Social Media Toolkit covers two other essential anti-doping topics: rule violations and therapeutic use exemptions (TUE).
As athletes focus on their careers, they must also pay attention to the rules, especially anti-doping ones. The assets presented by the ITA Clean Sport Social Media Toolkit make athletes aware of 11 anti-doping rule violations to prevent being sanctioned.
The assets presented by the ITA raise awareness of this important administrative aspect of an international-level athlete's life and give valuable tips on how to act responsibly and according to the rules. The second part of the second edition of the ITA Clean Sport Social Media Toolkit refers to the Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs).
A Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) is an official medical document giving an athlete permission to take a medication that is ordinarily prohibited for treating a legitimate condition. It is only valid for a given period of time.
The questions answered will let the athletes know who needs a TUE, where the criteria for an application for a TUE can be found and who can be contacted for more information about a TUE.
Further information and posts will follow in the next months, with the next editions of the ITA Clean Sport Social Media Toolkit covering other important topics.
The IHF fully supports the mission of the ITA and encourages members of the handball community to engage in the education provided by the ITA.