Cape Town, March 2015 – The SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) announced that the Springbok Rugby Legends will be cycling for the I Play Fair team by for one of South Africa’s largest sporting events, the 2015 Cape Town Cycle Tour, which will be taking place on the 8th March 2015.
SAIDS CEO Khalid Galant has reiterated the importance of the I Play Fair Say – NO! To Doping campaign to bring awareness to anti-doping in all forms of sport, from top level all the way down to grassroots level.
“Doping in sport is a public health issue!” the Institute’s CEO stated.
“We have to reduce cheating by educating the public on the dangers and risks associated with banned substances; this is why we have decided on the Cape Town Cycle Tour which is the world’s largest individually timed cycle race. By doing so we also protect the rights of clean athletes,” Galant concluded.
Joining Galant at this year’s Cape Town Cycle Tour will be Springbok Rugby Legends Marius Hurter, Tiaan Strauss, Stefan Terblanche and World Cup Winning Springbok and Sharks Captain John Smit.
Former Springbok hooker, Dale Santon, who admits to struggling with weight gain once he retired from professional rugby, will be part of the team as part of his goal to lose a total of 50kg. The former Western Province, Boland and Blue Bulls forward’s aim for the Cape Town Cycle Tour will be to peddle all the way to Muizenberg, as he promotes a healthy lifestyle and proves that training hard and competing clean are the virtues of true winners.
Retired international rugby union referee Jonathan Kaplan, who holds the record for the most international matches as referee will also be part of the Institute’s I Play Fair team for the 2015 Cape Town Cycle Tour on the 8th March.
The Institute is encouraging all South African sportsmen and women, coaches and fans to take the ‘I Play Fair – Say NO! To Doping’ pledge by visiting www.drugfreesport.org.za, the mobi-site: m.drugfreesport.org.za, on the Facebook Page (iplayfairZA) or via Twitter (@iplayfairZA).