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We all have a responsibility to report doping in sport and help keep it clean. A 24-hour dedicated phone line, hosted by Crimestoppers, is ready to take your call if you have any suspicions or concerns about incidences of doping in sport. You can provide information in complete confidence by calling 08000 32 23 32 or via a secure website. All information is passed securely to UKAD’s intelligence unit for investigation.

Latest Updates:

24th July 2019:  Following the end of the official consultation part of the 2021 Code review, WADA has published the latest drafts of the 2021 Code and International Standards, and information about the Code review process [here]

Please note the following from the bottom of the WADA webpage -

"The Agency also wishes to advise stakeholders that while the official consultation phases are now over – with the exception of the ISRM (which is currently undergoing a second consultation phase) and the ISL (which will undergo further revision and stakeholder consultation as explained above) – the drafting teams will continue to accept comments and/or feedback from stakeholders to ensure that the 2021 Code and Standards, which will be further discussed by WADA’s ExCo at its last meeting before the World Conference (on 23 September in Tokyo) are as robust and comprehensive as possible."

10th July 2019:  Following the amendment to World Anti-Doping Code (the ‘Code’) Article 7.4, which came into effect on 1 June, UKAD has amended its Anti-Doping Rules (the ‘ADR’), with these amendments to come into effect on 1 October 2019.

In summary, the changes made are as follows -

Generally, what was referred to as the “Domestic Pool” in the ADR is now referred to as the “Domestic Testing Pool” or the “National TUE Pool”, depending on the context.

Article 1.3(g) – addition of reference to “Domestic Testing Pool” (the definition of which has also been added to the definition section);

Articles 1.4.1 and 1.4.2 now also apply to Domestic Testing Pool Athletes, as well as National Registered Testing Pool (NRTP) athletes;

Articles 1.4.2 and 1.4.3 clarify that they apply if an athlete returns to any sport. 1.4.3(b) means UKAD can request whereabouts from non-NRTP athletes in appropriate circumstances;

Articles 1.6.1 and 1.6.2 - the Rule changes come into effect from 1 October 2019;

Articles 4.2.4, 4.2.5 and 4.4.2, the “Domestic Pool” is renamed the “National TUE Pool” in this context;

Article 5.7.2 now applies to the “Domestic Testing Pool”, rather than the “Domestic Pool”;

Article 7.2.1, 7.2.2 and 7.2.3 have been amended for consistency with Code Article 7.3;

Article 7.3.1 and the definition of “Atypical Finding” are amended to reflect the change made to Code Article 7.4 in June;

Articles 7.7.1(e)(i) and (ii), and 7.8.1, clarify the B Sample process;

Article 7.7.4, amended for clarity;

Article 13.4.1, adds the concomitant appeal right for Domestic Testing Pool athletes now caught by Article 1.4.2;

Article 13.7.3, adds cross appeals to the National Anti-Doping Panel appeal process;

Article 17.2 has been amended so that written notice provided under the Rules now need only be done by first class post, rather than registered post.


June 2019:  WADA have released a “Stakeholder notice” available here [].  

This explains in more detail the reporting instructions for laboratories depending on the concentration of clenbuterol detected in an athlete’s sample and includes the investigative steps that ADOs must follow in such situations.

Please note that this Code change came into effect on 1 June 2019, and it will apply automatically from that date to all cases dealt with under the UK Anti-Doping Rules, pursuant to Article 1.6.2 of those Rules.

For further details of the Code amendment, please follow the link here []

Useful Links and Resources

100% me Elite Athlete Clean Sport App for Smartphones

For essential anti-doping information download the Clean Sport App from iTunes or Google Play – the sport specific or the generic version. 

Check Your Medications on Global DRO

Remember to check all medications on Global DRO, where you can search by ingredients or brand name.

Assess the Risk of Supplements on Informed Sport

You can find information on supplements and ways of reducing the risks on Informed Sport.

Register with UK Anti-Doping

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