What is Play True Day?

Play True Day is dedicated to clean sport and is intended to raise awareness among athletes, the sporting public and others about the global fight against doping. 

The inspiration for this initiative stems from a WADA-hosted Education Conference in 2013, which was attended by 17 Latin American countries that were the driving force behind 10 April being declared ‘Play True Day’. While it started as a Latin American initiative, over the years, this grassroots movement has gained momentum with numerous European countries celebrating in 2016 and more joining the campaign from around the globe in the following years.

Each year more countries and organisations are joining the campaign and step-by-step we are reaching a final goal - to make Play True Day a global campaign!

Outreach programs, interviews for media, (social) media campaign, photos of athletes playing true are some of the examples how you can celebrate Play True Day in your organisation. Stand up for what you believe and join us on the day that celebrates clean sport and clean athletes.

Together, we can leverage this momentum to create a world where the clean athlete prevails, a world where athletes choose to stay clean out of self-respect, fairness to their fellow competitors, and for the pure joy that sport brings.

Organize the Event

Is your organisation interested in dedication and event or activity to Play True Day?
anti-doping organisations, national and international sport federations, major event organizers and educational institutions are welcome to organize an event dedicated to clean sport or include clean sport content in their existing event in the week before and/or after the Play True Day.
Please contact dr. Nina Makuc (nina.makuc@sloado.si) and let her know about your activities.

Events in 2019

Play True Day in Andorra

- social media campaign

Play True Day in Argentina

- promotion of the Play True Day

Play True Day in Australia

- coming soon

Play True Day in Azerbaijan

- A social oriented promo video with local well-known and young athletes
- National team members of National Cycling Federation and Para athletes united together to show their support for clean sport and fair play

Play True Day in Austria

- social media prize game - more info here

Play True Day in Belgium

- promotion of the Play True Day at different sport events
- awareness and education sessions (Hockey Belgium; Football-French Community; Training centres-French Community)
- quiz contests (Athletics-French Community; Weightlifting-French Community)
- displayed banners and give away goodies and documentation.
- the Belgian Football Pro-League (First Division) will have a message displayed on the Led boards around the fields during every game played at the beginning of Spetmeber.
- Play True Day campaign for a clean sport will continue through the whole month of September
- Play True Day video

Play True Day in Brazil

- coming soon

Play True Day in Bulgaria

- coming soon

Play True Day in Curacau

- coming soon

Play True Day in Germany

- promotion of Play True Day on social media

Play True Day in Hong Kong

- News release on Play True Day on website
- Promotion of Play True Day on social media
- Anti-doping lecture in university on Play True Day

Play True Day in Iceland

- social media campaign

Play True Day in Italy

prevention activities and promotion of the Play True Day at the World Junior Speed Skating Championships in Baselga di Piné
- prevention activities and promotion of the Play True Day at the international basketball tournament - 2° TROFEO LEONE DI SAN MARCO in Venice

Play True Day in Yemen

- a Facebook Campaign
- two Football matches to win PLAYTRUE Cup and to raise awareness among athletes on 9th of April ( Shaab Sana'a Vs Al-yarmouk) and 10th of April (  Shaab Sana'a Vs Shaab Ibb) for youth Players
- athletes sharing their Play True message

Play True Day in Japan

- promotion of the Play True Day in the context of the PlayTrue 2020 campaign
- promotional video

Play True Day in Malta

- coming soon

Play True Day in Latvia

- Anti-Doping Conference for athletes support personnel and parents on 10th of april in Riga

Play True Day in Poland

- Celebration of Play True Day in Olympic Centre in WaÅ‚cz -  juniors World and Europe champion Bartosz Grabowski and medalist Julia Olszewska  demonstrated their support for the idea of fair play in sport

Play True Day in Romania

- national TV coverage for a Play True banner at an old boys charity football game between the two legendary teams in Romania in the 80’s, Steaua (1986 European Champions Cup Winners) and Dinamo;
- stand at the European Wrestling Championships in Bucharest,  promotion of Play True Day via video messages on the arena LCD screens, with Play True Day flags and with a big mesh on the building;
- broadcast of a Play True Day video in the form of clean sport messages from 20 former athletes from various sports on all national TV stations and all the local sports TV networks;
- organisation of “Clean Sport Football Cup” for Bucharest colleges;
- award for 10 former olympic and world renowned Romanian athletes from various sports the honorary title of “Clean Sports Ambassador” in the form of excellence diplomas;
- Social media campaigns.

Play True Day in Slovenia

- release of ALPHA e-learning for athletes
- prevention and promotional activities in cooperation with various national sport federations

Play True Day in South Korea

- anti-doping forum "2019 play true day ceremony and anti-doping forum", with the theme/slogan "no doping Korea and fair play Korea" for government representatives, NOC, NPC, NF, athletes, etc.

Play True Day in Turkey

- seminar for coaches on 10th of April

Play True Day in Vanuatu

- clean sport lectures and discussions in schools

Play True Day in Venezuela

- anti-doping lectures and prevention activities

Play True Day with UEFA

- promotion at Champions League matches

Play True Day with FIVB

- promotion of Play True Day on Social Media channels;
- initiative for an organisation of the Play True Day among FIVB confederations.

Play True Day with IIHF

- invitation to Member National Federations to joing the campaign
- Social Media campaign

Play True Day with JJU

- outreach stand at the JJAU competition on 20th of April

Play True Day with WPPO

- News release on Play True Day and clean sport on website and social media channels
- Promotion of the Play True Day on social media channels
- Invitation for athletes, coaches and national federations to join the campaign and sharing of i-PLAY TRUE Torch Relay – Filter Pose photos

Play True Day in the Caribbean

- coming soon

Play True Day with WADA

- Social Media campaign

Events Organisers in 2019

Play True Day reports

2018 Play True Day video is available here.

2017 Play True Day report is available here.

2016 Play True Day report is availabe here.

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