Supporting anti-doping via Transforming Athletes’ Life Experiences after Doping into Education Resources and Policy Recommendations (TALE).

Our project aims to shed light on the experiences and challenges faced by athletes who have been sanctioned for anti-doping rule violations (ADRV). We will conduct interviews with sanctioned athletes to understand their perspectives, emotions, and how they handle ADRVs. Additionally, we will organize focus group discussions with clean athletes to explore their concerns about the reintegration of sanctioned athletes into the sports community.
By use of a community-based participatory research approach, we aim to engage the whole sport community to jointly develop
1) practical policy recommendations, i.e. guidance on managing and supporting sanctioned athletes, and
2) educational resources for future education programmes targeting both emerging young athletes and those who have faced sanctions.