Anti-Doping: Council of Europe Co-organised High-Level Meetings in Minsk

Anti-Doping: Council of Europe Co-organised High-Level Meetings in Minsk with support of the Council of Europe Information Point in Minsk

The international anti-doping seminar and the meeting of the Advisory Group on Education of the Anti-Doping Convention of the Council of Europe took place in Minsk, Belarus from 7 to 9 September, 2017.

The international seminar “Anti-Doping Program Implementation. Roles and Responsibilities of Athlete Support personnel” on 7 September was organised jointly by the National Anti-Doping Agency of Belarus, the Ministry of Sports and Tourism and the Council of Europe with support of the Council of Europe Information Point in Minsk. Alexandr Baraulya, Deputy Minister of Sports and Tourism, and Liene Koslovska, Senior Project Manager Anti-Doping Convention Sport Conventions Division from the Council of Europe speaked at its opening.

The seminar was focused on raising the awareness of anti-doping issues among representatives of sports movements of the Republic of Belarus. The event also discussed the roles and the responsibilities of all the actors to ensure fair and clean sport. Senior officials from anti-doping agencies from Malta, the UK, Poland and Austria participated in the event.

The meeting of the Advisory Group on Education of the Anti-Doping Convention on 8 and 9 September was co-organised by the National Anti-Doping Agency of Belarus, the Ministry of Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Belarus and the Council of Europe with support of the Council of Europe Information Point in Minsk. Lucienne Attard, Head of the National Anti-Doping Agency of Malta and Tony Cunnigham, World Anti-Doping Agency, speaked at the opening of the meeting. During the meeting, the standards for anti-doping education were discussed. Representatives from anti-doping organisations from Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Lithuania, Malta, Republic of Moldova, Norway, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain and the United Kingdom took part in the event.

Belarus is not a member of the Council of Europe, but has been a party to its Anti-Doping Convention since 2006.