Ever wondered what impact doping has on the emotions of an athlete who chooses to cheat?

It’s a topic which will be explored on this month’s International Testing Agency webinar, available to all members of the international canoeing family through our partnership with the ITA.

The webinar “Consequences of doping part 1: impact on emotions” will tap into the experiences and emotions of athletes who have experienced success while doping, while also hearing from Olympic bronze medalist Goldie Sayers who will talk about what success means and feels like as a clean athlete.

“A driver of intentional doping is for an athlete to improve their performance to achieve greater success in sport, but this only considers success in relation to a result, not the emotions that go along with it,” Dilhan Karac, education assistant for the ITA, said.

The webinar will be presented in collaboration with the University of Birmingham, and will also feature a presentation from leading Sport and Exercise Psychology lecturer, Dr Philip Hurst from Canterbury Christ Church University.

The seminar will be held from 1400 – 1500 CET in Tuesday, February 28, and will be delivered in English with simultaneous translation into Arabic, Spanish, French and Russian.

To register for this free webinar, please click here.

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