A SUITE of lesson plans to help high school students learn about sports integrity topics like doping, match-fixing and illicit drug use was released by Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley last week.
“There is no doubt that threats to the integrity of sport around the world have risen in recent years – from doping, to match-fixing, to corruption,” Ms Ley said.
“If we want to protect sport in Australia we all need to understand what those threats are, what factors make sports vulnerable and what we can do to prevent those threats taking hold.
“Research shows that attitudes and values are shaped at a young age, so school programs like these ones will go a long way to improving the integrity of Australia’s sporting landscape in years to come.”
Activities include asking students to complete mock ‘whereabouts’ diaries to experience what it is like to be an elite athlete, holding a mock anti-doping tribunal for Australian anti-doping cases and designing programs to prevent, detect and sanction the use of illicit drugs in sport.