Major events

UK Anti-Doping has successfully delivered a range of contracted anti-doping services to major sporting events in the UK, from Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games to major championships and World Cups across a range of sports.

UKAD is able to meet the anti-doping needs of these events by providing world class resources, services and programmes that are tailored to suit requirements.

Robust and athlete-centred, these help to protect the integrity of the event and enhance its reputation as well as fulfilling the hosting criteria of having effective anti-doping provision in place.

UK events assistance

UKAD can assist event organisers throughout the process and offers the following services:

  • Event tender/proposal assistance
    • Timelines
    • Anti-doping services agreement and costs
      • Education
      • Testing
      • Communications
      • Intelligence
      • Results management
  • Planning and management
    • Liaison with World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) accredited laboratories
    • Resourcing and staffing
    • Test Distribution Plan evaluation
  • Event presence
    • Doping Control Officers, Blood Control Officers, Witnessing Chaperones, Chaperones
    • National Trainers/ Education facilitators
  • Post event feedback and follow-up

Overseas major events

If you are a National Anti-Doping Organisation (NADO) or overseas major event organiser which is either bidding for or has won an event, UKAD can help.

With its considerable experience of all aspects of organising anti-doping services at major events, UKAD is able to provide preparation and composition support on the tender through to advice and guidance on the planning and management processes of the successful bid.

UKAD recommends that planning for anti-doping services starts at least two years in advance of an event, as this will ensure the best possible programme for all participants.

Please email UKAD's Major Events team at to discuss any requirements.

For further information please download our International Partnerships Leaflet as a PDF below: