Fair play is one of the 5 pillars of Muaythai and IFMA has a zero tolerance against cheating of any kind. We would rather fail in honor than win in dishonesty. Anti-doping and the fair way to win is an important policy and education plays a key role in prevention as IFMA believes that before the in and out of competition testing begins, the athletes must understand their rights and responsibilities, TUEs, how to access the prohibited list.

Before every competition, especially the Youth World Championships, prior to competition, a fair play workshop takes place in an interactive and fun way. The athletes are required to do a pre-test and the IFMA Director General, Charissa Tynan, took them through all the different steps. The IFMA Athletes Commission Chair, Janice Lyn, once again, outlined IFMA’s fair play policy and the IFMA Secretary General led the quiz.

Education is key and certainly during the competition, many in and out of competition testing will be done to protect the clean athletes. Well done to the over 1000 athletes who participated in this morning’s pre-competition workshop!