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Major Games Education Programme

Clean Sport, Clean Games and a Clean Conscience.

Our Major Games education programme is here to help when you are competing on the international stage - to help you prepare, well in advance of the Games in which you are aiming to attend.

All athletes and athlete support personnel (ASP) must complete the Major Games programme – so keep an eye out for 100% me and Squeaky, our Major Games duck!

The facts - what you need to know

  • The UK has a Clean Games Policy that sets out the commitments of the British Olympic Association (BOA), British Paralympic Association (BPA) and all four Commonwealth Games Agencies (CGAs) for pre-Games education of athletes and athlete support personnel

  • Any long-listed athlete must complete the required level of education as specified in the Clean Games Policy

  • Those shortlisted need to complete further education sessions relating to the Games they are attending

  • Any coaches or ASP working with long-listed athletes also need to complete mandatory education in line with the Clean Games Policy. Any coaches or ASP travelling with athletes (and accredited Games-time) to the Games must complete additional education relating to the Games they are attending

  • All accredited coaches need to complete Coach Clean, and all accredited ASP need to complete the Clean Sport Advisor Course

  • UK Anti-Doping leads and coordinates the Clean Games Policy, and works in partnership with National Governing Bodies (NGBs) and Home Country Sport Councils to implement the pre-Games education programme

  • NGBs must ensure they organise the required education sessions and keep accurate records of those in attendance, sharing registers with UKAD for monitoring purposes

What that means for you

NGBs must make sure that they work with their performance staff to organise time with the relevant athletes. NGBs can use UKAD Accredited Educators or UKAD National Trainers to deliver the Clean Sport Education. If you choose to use UKAD Accredited Educators please advise UKAD so you can access relevant resources. 

UKAD will report to the BOA, BPA or relevant CGAs compliance or not with the Clean Games Policy on a sport by sport basis.

What you should do

The education requirements for the 2022 Games in Beijing, Birmingham and Vuokatti have already been communicated; for questions on what education you need to receive prior to going to the Games, contact us below.

  • Attend all education sessions or equivalent as required

  • Make sure you complete and sign the register!

Where to go for further advice

For further information on the Clean Games Policy and Major Games Education Programme, please email