Feedback for the implementation of EADIn in the national/ organizational structures of the partner organizations The EADIn project will be implemented within the structures of the partner organizations. In order to have a structured record of the national/ organizational implementations and your experiences, please fill in this form for every intervention you organize. FACTS Name of Partner Organization: Slovenian anti‐doping organization Date: 18.11.2011 Length of intervention: 1,5 hour Location: Nova Gorica high school, Nova Gorica Number of participants: 67 Target group/ addressees: high school athletes Trainers/ staff/ Anti‐Doping Junior Ambassadors that were involved: Nina Makuc, Luka Pirec, Jan Družina, Tjaša Logar, Sebastian Bauman REPORT ABOUT THE IMPLEMENTATION What was the aim? Our main goal was to inform high school athletes about the problem of doping in professional sport. What content was conveyed? After presenting the case of Andreas‐Heidi Krieger and doping in East Germany between 1970 and 1990 (especially healt concequences of East German athletes), we gave some general information on doping (the presentation of WADA, SLOADO, “What is doping?”, TUE, athletes...) to the athletes. We also showed them a video about doping control process and they could looked at the equpment for sample collection. In the second part, we used the concept of workshops, with which we wanted to make young athletes openly discuss about the use of drugs in sport. We divided people into 4 groups, each group got different doping or anti‐doping problem. Inside each group we divided athletes
into two groups, one group was for doping and anotrher one was against doping. Each group had 15 minutes to talk about the task and to give clear answers and explanations. After the discussion each group presented their conclusions to everybody. Ambassadors were there to guide, support and maybe help to point them in the right direction to get the general view on the given issue. After each presentation we had time to answer the questions that might have popped up. At the end of workshops athletes had a chance to sign a public promise, that they will act in accordanse to the World Anti‐Doping Code and that they will not use any prohibited substances or methods in their sport career. Which methodologies were used? Presentation and workshops What were the impressions of the staff/ trainers/ ADJA?(for eg: how did the addressees react to the given information, was it easy to convey the information, were there discussions…): In our opinion and the opinion of teachers the lecture was very interesting. It has been noticed that most of athletes do not have a lot of knowledge about the problem of doping, but we could see that they have shown some interest and cooperation to find out new things. During the workshops most of them were talking and exchanging their views, except one group of athletes didn’t wont to cooperate. What were the results? We believe that most of the participants will think about dangers of doping in the future and consider the consequences in a different way than they did before our lecture. Did you reach the desired outcome? How? Why? We think that the responses of the participants were good, because they have learned a lot new things. We can say that our goal was more than successfully achieved. A few athletes didn’t cooperate at all, but we tried our best to include them in our lecture and workshops. What were the challenges in implementing EADIn in your own structure? No. What would you do differently next time?
We will try with some new workshops, just to see the reaction from the athletes. Since this was a high school project we are aware, that some athletes are more difficult than the others, but we will keep up doing our good work.