Triathlon Scotland backs second UK Anti-Doping Clean Sport Week21st May 2018 | Written by Gemma Simpson
Triathlon Scotland is throwing full support behind UK Anti-Doping’s second Clean Sport Week, which launches today (Monday 21 May).
UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) is responsible for ensuring sports bodies in the UK are compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code through implementation and management of the UK’s National Anti-Doping Policy.
This year’s campaign, which will again have the support of a range of National Governing Bodies (NGBs), sports organisations and UK sports stars, will celebrate clean athletes and their success, and promote the work of the anti-doping community in the fight for clean sport.
The campaign will also have a strong focus on supplement use and image enhancing culture in the UK, with new research set to be revealed during the week to encourage a wider public debate on the issue.
Triathlon Scotland, along with British Triathlon and the Home Nations of England and Wales are dedicated to the clean sport mission and are fully supportive of the testing of athletes in and out of competition, both domestically and internationally and strive to protect the culture of clean sport.
Chief Executive of Triathlon Scotland Jane Moncrieff said:
“All athletes have the right to compete in sport knowing that they, and their competitors, are clean. With the support of British Triathlon and UKAD it is our aim to educate all those that participate, deliver and contribute to the sport of Triathlon and hope that initiatives such as clean sport week will help to raise awareness in this important area of our work.”
“Clean Sport week will also help us to remind athletes about the Elite and Age Group testing programme that will take place at the European Championships, coming to Strathclyde Park in August.
“Age-group drug testing has already been taking place at international events, but this will be the first time that it will operate at an international event in Britain. I therefore urge everyone who is planning on taking part to check your medication, as over the counter medicines for common conditions such as asthma and hayfever can still contain banned substances.”
To find out more about clean sport, including taking the free e-learning accredited advisor course (for athlete awareness and those supporting athletes), or to check medication and find out about getting a therapeutic use exemption, please visit the links below.