WADA launches online education course for Beijing 2022 hopefuls By Patrick Burke Friday, 1 October 2021 The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has launched an online education course targeted at athletes and coaches hoping to compete at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. The course will be run through WADA's Anti-Doping Education and Learning (ADEL) scheme, and is titled "ADEL for Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022."It has been developed through collaboration with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Testing Agency (ITA) and seeks to inform those in attendance of the anti-doping rules and procedures in place at Beijing 2022.The Games will be held under the new 2022 list of prohibited substances and methods, and the course will provide information on modifications.The 2022 list was approved at the WADA Executive Committee at its meeting earlier this month and published today.Earlier this month, WADA said "there will be limited modifications" to the list for 2022, with all injectable routes of administration of glucocorticoids in competition prohibited as of January 1 next year.Applying for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE), checking medications, providing information with regards to athletes' whereabouts and athletes' rights and responsibilities are also among the key topics that will be included on the course.Those who score at least 80 per cent on the course will earn a certificate, and WADA, the IOC and ITA have encouraged all National Olympic Committees to work with relevant anti-doping organisations and National Federations to ensure athletes and coaches are educated on anti-doping requirements.The case of Britain's CJ Ujah was one of six anti-doping rule violations found under the International Testing Agency's programme at Tokyo 2020, and it has been referred to the Court of Arbitration for Sport ©Getty ImagesWADA ran similar education courses prior to the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo this summer, and launched the ‘ADEL for Medical Professionals at Major Games’ mandatory course for medical professionals in January 2020."WADA is proud to launch 'ADEL for Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022', which is the latest addition to our education solutions that Anti-Doping Organisations can use to educate their athletes and coaches," said WADA's director of education Amanda Hudson."The course will enable anti-doping organisations to help prepare their national team athletes and coaches on all things anti-doping at the Games."Aligned with the design of WADA’s new ADEL platform that was launched in January 2021, the course targets Winter Olympic athletes and coaches and we are grateful to the IOC for the use of some inspiring visuals to complement the learning activities."WADA, the IOC and the ITA strongly encourage all anti-doping organisations sending athletes to the Beijing Games to use this new interactive course."The ITA director general Benjamin Cohen explained that the course will help to ensure athletes competing at Beijing 2022 stay clean."The ITA is leading an independent anti-doping program for Beijing 2022 on behalf of the IOC," said Cohen.The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics are due to be held from February 4 to 20, and the Paralympics from March 4 to 13 ©Getty Images"We will coordinate and oversee comprehensive clean sport operations at the Games, which consist of intelligence-led testing alongside with the processing of TUEs, Athlete Biological Passport notifications, results management and intelligence and investigation activities."As part of this important programme, athletes and athlete support personnel will play a key role in ensuring that the Games are clean – and their work starts now with the release of this new education course that can be completed pre-Games."The ITA collected 6,200 samples from over 4,255 competitors at Tokyo 2020, with more than one-third of the athlete population testing at least once.Six anti-doping rule violations were found under the ITA's programme, including British sprinter CJ Ujah, who tested positive for investigational selective androgen receptor modulators ostarine and S-23 after helping Britain win silver in the men's 4×100 metre relay.The six athletes have all been suspended and their cases passed on to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games are due to be held from February 4 to 20, and the Paralympics from March 4 to 13. Timeline Related stories September 2021: WADA commits to review of cannabis' status on Prohibited List and declares six NADO's non-compliant September 2021: International Testing Agency collects more than 6,000 samples as part of Tokyo 2020 anti-doping programme September 2021: WADA Executive Committee to hold latest meeting in Istanbul September 2021: French Sports Minister Maracineanu says she will join WADA Executive Committee in 2022 February 2021: WADA launches new e-learning course for Paralympians About the author Patrick Burke Junior Reporter Follow @pburke_cl1907 Patrick Burke is a junior reporter at insidethegames.biz, having joined the team in 2021. He started out as the programme editor for local non-league football club Cammell Laird 1907 in 2014 at the age of 15, and went on to serve as the club's media officer for six years, all on a voluntary basis. He studied history at the University of Sheffield from 2017, graduating with a first-class honours degree in 2020 where his dissertation was on the People's Olympiad in Barcelona in 1936. Whilst at Sheffield, Burke was sports editor and then deputy editor of Forge Press, one of the United Kingdom’s leading student newspapers. Burke spent a summer studying at Waseda University in Tokyo in 2018, and during sixth form travelled to Sierra Leone on an immersion retreat as well as the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. 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