FIBA Clean Game
In line with the IOC movement and since 2004 with the World
Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), FIBA has been actively engaged in the
fight against doping in basketball. Since 1989, doping controls
are regularly and increasingly performed at FIBA events.
2009, FIBA began implementing its own Out-of-Competition Testing
As more and more countries are ratifying the
UNESCO International Convention against Doping in Sport, FIBA’s
cooperation with its own National Federations and the National
Anti-Doping Organizations in these matters has been constantly
The Medical Corner on FIBA.com is a very
helpful tool for communication and cooperation with all
stakeholders, giving access to detailed and up-to-date information
on FIBA Anti-Doping activities.
Clean Game - A brief history
A global anti-doping campaign was launched in 2002 using a variety
of means including publications, posters, t-shirts, stickers, as
well as the participation of high profile players to raise public
awareness of the many dangers of doping.
In the years since
the creation of the FIBA ‘Clean Game’ anti-doping campaign,
several developments have allowed increased global distribution
and ensuing knowledge about the numerous dangers and traps
associated with doping.
2006 marked a stepping stone in
FIBA's anti-doping campaign with the creation of an innovative
‘Clean Game’ logo. The logo, designed by a French design house and
launched in July 2006, carries a fingerprint with the slogan in 15
The main objectives identified when
creating the logo was to spread awareness of the dangers of doping
using positive messages, rather than aggressive ones, and to
target the message at young players and fans. The colourful,
multilingual and innovative visuals encourage basketball players
from all over the world to adopt a clean sport spirit.
new logo was visible for the first time during the 2006 FIBA World
Championship in Japan in various forms, ranging from stickers
placed against the backboards to banners placed throughout all the
arenas. During warm ups, players wore orange t-shirts with the new
logo for the ‘No Doping Days‘ campaign, featuring the Clean Game
The Clean Game brand further expanded over the
following years with increased visibility in and out of events. In
recent years, t-shirts, polo shirts and saddle bags have been
created for fans, for doping control officers and for chaperons.
Since 2008 Clean Game banners have been placed on FIBA event
websites linking to the Clean Game section of FIBA.com, while at
one major event the Clean Game brand was displayed on rotating
advertising boards. More recently, the Clean Game brand has been
included in the yearly editions of the "EA Sports NBA Live" video
games, in the FIBA World Championship section.
video campaign is yet another important channel of FIBA's
ever-expanding campaign for a healthier sport. Let us all unite to
help make basketball a Clean Game.