FIS launches Outreach Programme in Lahti 2017 to promote clean sport message

The fight against doping is an important focus for FIS through a zero-tolerance policy on doping and cheating in sport to protect clean athletes.

During the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti, FIS in partnership with the National Anti-Doping Agency (Finnish Center for Integrity in Sports, FINCIS / Finnish Anti-Doping Agency, FINADA) and the Local Organising Committee will launch an Outreach Programme to give athletes and their entourages the opportunity to show their commitment to fair and clean sport.

With the support of the FIS Athletes’ Commission, the initiative will take place at the athletes’ village in Vierumäki and is part of FIS’ Clean as Snow campaign which is FIS’ message to Say NO! to Doping in the interest of fair and clean sport.

Among other activities, participants will have the chance to pledge their loyalty to clean sport by signing a giant snowball and having their photograph taken.

The initiative represents another key tool in FIS’ commitment to clean sport and follows on the heels of the successful Outreach Programme which was jointly run by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and FIS at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2015 in Falun (SWE).

Follow the hashtags #CleanAsSnow and #cleansport on Social Media to find out more.

Meanwhile, FIS has issued a Fact Sheet intended to provide an update on FIS Anti-Doping activities in relation to Lahti 2017 including the Testing Programme, the FIS Anti-Doping awareness and education campaign, the FIS Out-of-Competition programme 2016-2017 and an update on pending Doping Cases.

FIS Fact Sheet Anti-Doping Lahti 2017