Pure Paddling Performance

At the 2009 ICF Canoe Sprint Junior World Championships
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At the 2009 ICF Canoe Sprint Junior World Championships

Pure Paddling Performance, the ICF’s Anti-Doping Education Programme, preserves the ‘spirit of sport’ by educating all Canoeing Athletes and Team Support Personnel in the important issue of Anti-Doping. On completing the programme, which will soon be compulsory, Athletes will know more about health risks and their rights and responsibilities regarding Anti-Doping.

Pure Paddling Performance, the ICF’s online Anti-Doping education and online education tool, provides an interactive learning experience made up of interactive videos and questions on a range of Doping topics, including Testing, Therapeutic Use Exemptions and Whereabouts. Real life situations form the basis and Users are tested with fun exercises. The programme is available in five languages including English, Spanish, French, German and Italian.

Optional Now but Compulsory Soon

At the 2009 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships
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At the 2009 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships

Upon completing all nine of the exercises, a certificate is awarded and, not to be taken lightly, the ICF will eventually require all Athletes to complete this education programme in addition to other Anti-Doping requirements. ICF Secretary General, Simon Toulson, is delighted with this online education tool. “Pure Paddling Performance delivers high education in a very engaging way, it is able to reach a large number of Athletes and Team Support Personnel in different languages and educates different topics of Anti-Doping, no matter whether they are beginners or advanced.”

Andrew Coutts, Australian Team Manager, was introduced to Pure Paddling Performance at the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships in Crestuma, Portugal. He told the ICF he hoped it would be up and running before the season in Australia starts again and summed it up as “a fun tool to educate Athletes on Anti-Doping.”

 
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