Protecting the Right to Enjoy Doping-Free Sport

Clean Sporting Success


Clean sporting success

UK Anti-Doping’s 100% me education programme supports athletes to ensure that they achieve clean sporting success.

100% me means that all your sporting achievements are due to your own natural abilities and determination to fulfil your potential.

Remember the Principle of ‘Strict Liability’

To be able to say with pride ‘It’s 100% me’, athletes must follow the principle of strict liability. Strict liability means athletes are solely responsible for any banned substance they use, attempt to use or that is found in their system, regardless of how it got there or whether there was an intention to cheat or not.

The principle of strict liability can be challenging for an athlete. They have to ensure that they understand all the anti-doping rules and that their family, friends, coaches and athlete support personnel understand them too. They need to be aware of the danger to their career at all times and question the advice they are given – not all advice is in their best interests.

Top tips for staying clean include:

  • Finding out about the anti-doping rules for your sport and the competitions you attend
  • Checking your medications using the drug-reference online website –
  • Knowing the risks involved with taking nutritional supplements
  • Telling relevant people you’re an athlete and asking for advice.