It consistently ranks as one of the best universities of Italy, both overall and in specific subject areas, and it has received important international recognitions. It is the only Italian member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), a group of twenty-one research-intensive European universities, and it has produced more than 24,000 scientific publications in the last three years alone.
The UMIL School of Exercise and Sport Science is deeply involved in research and actions connected with sport, nutrition and health. In recent years it has led two important national anti-doping actions: the 2009-2015 “Doping-Offside” project, in which Prof. Antonio La Torre provided a first body of epidemiological data within the Italian school population and the 2015-2019 Lotta al Doping (Fight Against Doping) project in which Prof. La Torre and Prof. Roberto Codella led a group of regional experts tasked with educating students in more than 200 high schools about the values of sport, the risks of doping and the dangers of moral disengagement.
In the I RUN CLEAN project, the UNMIL School of Exercise and Sport Science will co-lead the Ambassador Activities work package, which includes design of the workshops and preparation of the first teams of ambassadors, and co-lead the Impact Testing work package, which includes development of the research plan, data collection and data analysis.
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Expanding European Athletics’ innovative I RUN CLEANTM anti-doping education programme to reach the grassroots of the sport throughout Europe.
“Historically, anti-doping efforts have focused on the detection and deterrence of doping. There is, however, a growing concern that doping is occurring outside the organised sporting system; giving rise to the belief that the misuse of doping agents in recreational sport has become a societal problem and a public health issue that must be addressed.”
European Commission Study on Doping Prevention, 2014
"Since 2017, European Athletics has helped to educate Europe’s high-level athletes about the dangers of doping and making decisions that reflect the true values of sport through our innovative I RUN CLEANTM e-learning platform. But success in this ongoing battle calls for everyone in the athletics community to play their part. With the help of the Erasmus+ programme, our project team is expanding I RUN CLEANTM to reach new target groups and I invite you to log on, experience it for yourself and learn what you can do to keep athletics - Your Sport for Life - safe, fair and clean.”
Interim President, European Athletics
“Education programs shall raise awareness, provide accurate information and develop decision-making capability to prevent the intentional or unintentional anti-doping rule violations and other breaches of the Code.
Education programs and their implementation shall instill personal values and principles that protect the spirit of sport.”
World Anti-Doping Code, 2021
06 April 2021
Baltic federations embrace I Run Clean
Although the Baltic nations of Latvia and Estonia are hardly among Europe’s largest countries, the athletics federations in the two are playing outsized roles in the promotion of European Athletics’ I Run Clean anti-doping education programme and providing leadership examples for other federations in the fight against doping in sport.
10 March 2021
Torun entries push I Run Clean to user milestone
European Athletics’ I Run Clean anti-doping e-learning platform irunclean.org has topped more 20,000 registered users thanks in part to athletes signing up in advance of last weekend’s European Athletics Indoor Championships in Torun, Poland.
22 February 2022
Ambassadors promote I Run Clean in Sofia
The 2021 campaign to promote European Athletics’ I Run Clean anti-doping education programme to the coming generation of young athletes was kicked off in style by a crew of volunteers at the Balkan U20 Indoor Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria, on 13 February.
Five young ambassadors who have been selected for training to lead I Run Clean workshops in Bulgaria later this year joined a crew of local volunteers to provide information about the programme and its e-learning website to the more than 300 athletes from 17 countries taking part in the event.
I RUN CLEANTM is European Athletics’ anti-doping education programme and knowledge base. This state of art e-learning platform helps athletes, and others who love the sport, play their part in the fight against doping.
The I RUN CLEANTM platform is interactive and include self-explanatory video and text as well as questions to confirm your understanding.
When you have finished all eight modules, you will be able to download your I RUN CLEANTM diploma, which will include a unique certification number.
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