WADA Play True Day 2023: Czech Relay awarded Olympic medal

Ever since 2014, the anti-doping community worldwide has come together to celebrate the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Play True Day on April 14th.

This is a day dedicated to Clean Sport, aiming to raise awareness among athletes, fans and all involved in sport of the importance of preventing doping and any other form of cheating. This year’s theme is #OnePlayTrueTeam embracing the importance of teams in the development of fair athletes and a fair sport.

For this reason, we want to celebrate such important day with a moment of great joy for Czech fans and all people standing up for clean sport: a month ago, in Nove Mesto na Morave, the Czech women relay from Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games was awarded with the bronze medal that was reallocated following the disqualification of the Russian team which finished second.

Veronika Vitkova, Jitka Landova, Gabriela Soukalova and Eva Puskarcikova received their medal in front of their home crowd.

It is absolutely amazing atmosphere here and enjoy it with our fans” said on the day Gabriela Soukalova, who is thinking about a way to make this medal even more special: “I have the idea to sell the medal and use the money to help someone else”.

Eva Puskarcikova remembered the day of the relay very well too: “I am so happy that it was possible to do the celebration with our home crowd. That relay was really tough, it was my first Olympic Games and I was so nervous on the standing shooting, but already the 4th place was (already) something incredible”.

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