What we do

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Protecting the right of athletes to compete in doping-free sport.

UK Anti-Doping protects the right to participate in clean sport.

UKAD is the national organisation dedicated to protecting a culture of clean sport. Every day, we are raising awareness of the issues through our extensive education and smart testing programme. As well as helping athletes to understand and follow the rules, we also prosecute offenders.

Ultimately, we are working for everyone who loves sport – whether competing, training or spectating. Together, we’re creating a level-playing field where all athletes know they can compete fairly and in the true spirit of sport.

Role and remit

UK Anti-Doping 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.

UK Anti-Doping’s functions include a prevention through education programme, intelligence-led athlete testing across more than 40 Olympic, Paralympic and professional sports, investigations and exclusive results management authority for the determination of anti-doping rule violations.

UK Anti-Doping is a Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) which is accountable to Parliament through the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. UK Anti-Doping was created in December 2009 and follows the World Anti-Doping Code (the Code). We work with a variety of stakeholders, including athletes, to protect sport.

UK Anti-Doping is an active participant in the global fight against doping in sport and recognises the need to take an international approach.

Partnerships around the world include the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the Council of Europe, the International Anti-Doping Arrangement (IADA) and the Institute of National Anti-Doping Organisations (iNADO), all of which are integral to UK Anti-Doping’s international activities.

UK Anti-Doping is committed to continual improvement, innovation and security in all its operations and activities. UK Anti-Doping’s anti-doping operations are registered to ISO9001:2008 and ISO27001:2005.

In line with the Government’s Transparency agenda, UK Anti-Doping’s reporting can be found here.

UK Anti-Doping Strategic Plan 2014 - 2017 is available for download:


UKAD Strategic Plan 2014 - 2017

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