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2015 World Anti-Doping Code for NGBs and Partners

As a member of a National Governing Body of Sport (NGB) or other partner, you are integral to the successful operation of the 2015 Code. Without your support, the fight for clean sport is an impossible one.

To reflect the 2015 changes to the Code, we amended and updated the UK Anti-Doping Rules. This meant changes in your approach to anti-doping.

We are in regular contact with your organisation, but we hope the information listed here will be of further assistance.

You can download useful information about the 2015 Code in the PDFs below, and also see our Frequently Asked Questions:

The Code is currently being reviewed and it is expected that a new Code will become operational from 1 January 2021. Details will be published here ahead of the launch.

For more information email the Education Team at education@ukad.org.uk.

The 2015 UK Anti-Doping Rules

UK Anti-Doping has prepared an updated version of the UK Anti-Doping Rules which can be adopted by any UK NGB.

Most NGBs that already use the UK Anti-Doping Rules adopt these new Rules automatically. You can download and view the 2015 Rules in the PDF below:

Will we have to update all of our information resources and education delivery materials ahead of the 2021 Code?

Yes, we expect that you will. If you provide anti-doping education sessions and/or information resources, any anti-doping information on your website to your athletes, athlete support personnel (ASP) or wider members, will need to be updated to reflect the 2021 Code once this is available.

In the 2015 Code there is a clear separation between ‘information’ (website, booklets, posters, resources) and ‘education’ (face-to-face workshops, e-learning). Any changes will be detailed here.

Education is a mandatory component of the 2015 Code and organisations must ensure they implement values-based prevention through education programmes for both athletes and ASP. Any changes will be detailed here

In addition, anti-doping information must be available to all athletes, ASP and members under your jurisdiction.