March 16 – The International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) is developing a mobile app for athletes that will alert them to any potential doping issues in medication they are taking.
The Trusted Athlete App will allow the user to scan in the medicine detail from the pack and immediately inform them about what is in the drug.
Aimed at amateur and professional athletes, coaches, doctors, teams and support staff, the user will get immediate information about specific dosage limitations, as well as potentially harmful or banned substances within the item.
The Trusted Athlete App in its first iteration will combine several international drug information databases. Nutritional supplements will be added at a later date.
The app will provide users with the option of securely sharing their medical history with coaches, managers, sponsors and other relevant third-parties.
Michael Hershman, ICSS Group CEO, said: “The need to protect and safeguard ethics and values in sport has never been greater. As we have seen recently, various high-profile cases of doping and substance abuse have affected many athletes and people who play sport– including amateurs and professionals.
“As a first step to better protect athletes and help parents, coaches and participants at all levels identify harmful and banned substances, the ICSS has begun to work with relevant international authorities and technology companies in the field of athlete health to develop the Trusted Athlete app.
“Through the development of innovative mobile technology, the Trusted Athlete App aims to reduce the risk of doping and substance abuse to athletes at all levels and to ensure they – as well as coaches, parents, sponsors and other third parties – are appropriately informed about harmful medications and substances to their health, as well as the latest rules and regulations, to ensure better compliance and fair and ethical competition in sport.”
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