Today, the International Judo Federation joins in celebrating the annual April 8th Play True Day - a call to action by the World Anti-Doping Agency for athletes and the global anti-doping community to ‘Play True for Peace’.

Since 2014, WADA and the anti-doping community worldwide have dedicated the April 8th ‘Play True Day’ to raising awareness among athletes, the sporting public and others about the importance of protecting Clean Sport. 

WADA President Witold Bańka said: “Play True Day is traditionally dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of protecting Clean Sport. However, in light of the war in Ukraine, this year WADA is calling on the global anti-doping community and the wider sporting world to speak out in a spirit of peace and reconciliation. Clean sport is about fairness, harmony and respect, three things that the world is lacking right now. More than ever, let’s stand together in solidarity and ‘Play True for Peace’.


Show your support by posting with #PlayTrueDay and #PlayTrueforPeace

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