Young footballers warned against doping in sport

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Young Monegasque athletes recently took part in educational workshops on the issue of doping in sport. The Monegasque Anti-Doping Committee organized several sessions in small groups at La Diagonale for young Monegasque footballers.

The U17, U19 and N2 players were able to benefit from the advice of Doctor Muriel Alessio, Dominique Lucas and Jeremy Bottin. The participants were made aware of the dangers of doping for their health and their career, in the event of a positive test.

On the program of these sessions, the highlighting of the anti-doping rules and the examination of the latest news concerning several professional footballers recently suspended. The objective of the sessions is to protect today’s young athletes and to protect the ethics of sport.

Each season, the La Diagonale medical service, orchestrated by Régis Coudert and Maxime Feller, puts young people in touch with the Monegasque Anti-Doping Committee in order to prevent, discuss and inform young athletes.

How to find out more about the fight against doping in Monaco

For parents and athletes who want to know more, the Monegasque Anti-Doping Committee website is full of useful resources, including an anti-doping reference guide in French and English. The guide is aimed at parents and guardians of athletes at all levels, from beginners to elite, who want to help ensure healthy athletic development and prevent the use of substances that enhance athletic performance.

Online courses are also available on the site. The Anti-Doping Online Learning Platform (ADeL) offers courses on all topics related to clean sport and anti-doping for anyone interested in learning more. For athletes in particular, the Athlete Health and Anti-Doping (ALPHA) learning program teaches the dangers of doping and the importance of doping controls, and promotes positive behaviors. The tool begins by explaining what athletes are not allowed to do, then offers solutions to progress in their sport without doping.

For resources, courses, news and more on the fight against doping, visit the Monegasque Anti-Doping Committee website: www.onad-monaco.mc/fr

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