Japan Anti-Doping Agency has held workshops with the International Gymnastics Federation ©FIG

International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) have held their first joint education events with the Japan Anti-Doping Agency (JADA) at the Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships.

The FIG claim the events were aimed at raising awareness on athletes’ responsibilities for clean and fair sport, along with acting as role models and influencers.

The first event took place at the Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships in November, which served as a test event for next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo.

An education event was also held at the Trampoline Gymnastics Age Group Competitions.

Education booths are expected to be in place at future competitions run by the FIG.

"The FIG and JADA are both signatories to the World Anti-Doping Code, and FIG works on the global stage for gymnastics, whereas JADA as the national agency in Japan, hence working together for clean sport at the world events is a fruitful opportunity," said Watanabe.

"With the JADA’s Clean Sport Education booth, which was placed in the warming-up hall at these FIG events, the athletes and coaches from all over the world, with more than 1,500 participants, learned the essential values of clean sport.

"As the President of FIG, I would like to thank JADA for their effort and resources to set up the education booth."

The joint programmes were delivered during the training days before the competitions.

The first education workshops took place at the Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships ©Getty Images
The first education workshops took place at the Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships ©Getty Images

The programme was included work on both sport value and antidoping rules, which include the JADA’s original "Real Champion Quiz App" and interactive quiz challenge.

Both the app and quiz were aimed at ensuring young athletes can have fun and learn about anti-doping.

FIG Athletes’ Commission member Nuno Merino was among the presenters at the events.

Merino gave a presentation on basic anti-doping rules, before encouraging participants to reflect on what they had learned.

"The biggest value of sport is honesty and respect for the rules," Merino said.

"It teaches all athletes to respect the rules and do it correct way.

"The judges observe all the athletes during their careers and give them scores for their performances.

"Life is also a performance based on the same values of competition and honesty, fair play are some of the most important values."

Yaya Yamamoto, a doctor from JADA, presented as part of a medical round table at the events.