Dr. Mandelbaum Discusses with FIFA.com Concacaf Doping Control Officers’ Preparedness for the Gold Cup

Member associations and confederations are key collaborators in the global fight against doping and FIFA has a network of trained doping control officers (DCOs) around the world, who are all medical doctors. One of the main pillars of FIFA’s anti-doping strategy is prevention through education and FIFA recently helped the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) run a doping control workshop for DCOs on 8 and 9 April.

The course was led by FIFA representatives with the aim of updating the knowledge and expertise of DCOs and making sure that they were up to date with the latest regulations and strategies to fight doping as well as ensuring uniformity across all confederations.

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