25/11/2015 Dr Lambros Lazuras discussed body image and steroid use in young exercisers, and presented SAFE YOU project in a public talk at the Psychology Society of Sheffield Hallam University. The talk was well attended by both undergraduate and post-graduate students, and inspired a lively discussion about the prevalence of steroid use in fitness setting…Details
9/2/2019. SAFEYOU team member Dr Michaelides was invited in a local radio station (RADIO 1 SPORTS FM) and discussed about the dark side of exercise associated with doping use. He highlighted the need for educational campaigns in competitive and recreational sports and presented the SAFEYOU programme.Details
18/10/2019. Dr Barkoukis presented the SafeYou project at the seminar organised by C.S.I. project, the Greek Anti-Doping Organization and the Greek Association of Exercise Biochemistry and Physiology. The seminar was held in Thessaloniki, and was attended by sport federation representatives, academics and students. The core deliverables of the project were presented and their usefulness in…Details
18/2/2016 Dr Barkoukis was invited in local and national radio and tv shows to talk about the prevalence, and risk and protective factors of doping use in recreational sports. Dr Barkoukis presented the self-reported reasons for doping use and how exercisers gain access to these substances. Finally, he highlighted the need for educational campaigns in…Details
4/09/2018. SAFEYOU team member Dr Pavlidis visited “The Lab”, a crossfit gym in Thessaloniki, Greece and distributed leaflets to personal trainers and amateur athletes. Dr Pavlidis presented the SAFEYOU tool and talked about how to prevent doping use in recreational sports.
14/12/2018. SAFEYOU team member Dr Barkoukis presented the SAFEYOU and SAFEYOU+ projects and discussed the conceptual approaches to doping prevention in sports. The event was held in Athens in the context of the National Congress of Sports Psychology.
3/3/2016 Mr Mavrotas, member of the Greek parliament with POTAMI, followed the SAFE YOU press release, and motivated him to address the issue in the Greek parliament. More precisely, he stressed whether any action is taken to a) control the import of sport performance-enhancing drugs potentially that are harmful for health, b) control the products…Details
3/4/2016. The SAFE YOU team promoted the ‘stay fit, stay clean’ message to the participants of the Marathon ‘Alexander the Great’, held in Thessaloniki, Greece. This is the biggest running event in Northern Greece, attracting approximately 20.000 participants every year (marathon run, 1000m, 5.000m and 10.000m runs). The SAFE YOU team had their own kiosk,…Details
The Cyprus Sport Organization organised the launch event in Nicosia. Key stakeholders representing sport federattions and the fitness industry attended the event. Dr Michaelides presented the SAFE YOU Tool and a discussion followed on the particularities of implementation of the tool in real life settings.
17/12/2018. The Cyprus Sport Organization organised a launch event in Cyprus. A thorough discussion followed on the fight against doping in recreational sports and the SAFEYOU project. Dr Michaelides presented the online educational material.