IOC-Sponsored Anti-Doping Workshops Set for Saturday

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Doping is the use of illegal substances by athletes to make their performance better.

An Anti-Doping workshop sponsored by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for Captains, National Federations, Administrators and Coaches will begin on Saturday, March 13, 2021, at the Apostolic Foundation School at Vamoma House junction, Sinkor.

The workshops are being implemented by the Liberia National Olympic Committee (LNOC) on behalf of the IOC and will cover 22 National Federations, 66 coaches, captains, and 22 Administrators. The workshops, according to the facilitators, will be divided into four sections, 20 persons each, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Facilitators will include, Mr. Emmanuel Agu, Chairman of the Anti-Doping Commission of Liberia; Cllr. Sylvester D. Rennie, Vice President of the LNOC; Mr. Mulbah Zaza, President, Liberia Athletics Federation and Mr. Stenifer Stone, Director of Sports, Young Men Christian Association (YMCA).

During the workshop, Mr. Agu will speak on the topic: “The new Anti-Doping rules approved by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), while Cllr. Rennie will speak on the objectives and overview of WADA. Additionally, Mr. Zaza will speak on Athletes and their involvement in anti-doping activities, while Mr. Stone will speak on experiences learned from athletes as a coach and administrator.

Meanwhile, the IOC sponsored COVID-19 Awareness and donations to schools continued Monday, March 8, with the G. W. Gibson High School, on Capitol Bye-Pass; Carolyn Mesick School System on Center Street; Muslim Congress High School on Mechlin Street; Newport Junior High School, on Newport Street in Monrovia, and the Slipway Elementary School, in Slipway Community, as well as the Marvii Sonii Elementary and Junior High School located in Clara Town, Bushrod Island.

The schools received buckets, hand sanitizers, cartons of soap, cartons of Clorox, and noise masks amongst others.

Administrators of the various high schools in separate remarks thanked the IOC through the Liberia National Olympic Committee and promised that the items will be used to assist them in the drive of the IOC to kick COVID-19 out of the world.

The presentations were made by Mr. Mulbah Zaza, President of the Liberia Athletics Federation, and an Executive Committee Member of the LNOC. He was accompanied by the Vice President of the LNOC, Cllr. Rennie and other Executive Committee Member. The Awareness and Donation Campaign will continue on Thursday, March 11, 2021.

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