UK Anti-Doping and Glasgow 2014 have signed an agreement to work together to develop a robust anti-doping strategy for the upcoming Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Key elements of the agreement include;
• Assessing the anti-doping requirements of the Commonwealth Games Federation and how Glasgow 2014 will deliver them in the lead-up to the Games and at Games time
• Sharing best practices regarding anti-doping, including those identified from UK Anti-Doping’s experience in the delivery of major events in the UK
• The development and promotion of anti-doping education initiatives for the Games to support any existing World Anti-Doping Agency education programmes, and
• Ensuring that anti-doping for the Games complements existing efforts by UK Anti-Doping in the efforts to combat doping in sport.
UK Anti-Doping Chief Executive, Andy Parkinson, said: “UK Anti-Doping is delighted to work with and support the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in developing a comprehensive anti-doping strategy for the event. The Glasgow Games represent another major global event in the UK and we look forward to playing our part in assisting with the delivery of a high quality anti-doping programme.”
Glasgow 2014 Chief Executive, John Scott, said: “A strong anti-doping strategy is a key element in ensuring that all athletes have a level playing field to set high standards across all sports and events at the Games. As part of this agreement, we hope to gain from UK Anti-Doping’s extensive knowledge and excellent track record in delivering anti-doping programmes for major events in the UK.”
Minister for Public Health and Sport, Shona Robison, said: “The Scottish Government welcomes this agreement between UK Anti-Doping and Glasgow 2014. This collaboration sends a strong message to any athlete thinking about cheating to better their performance at the 2014 Games. The expertise, knowledge and advice UK Anti-Doping will offer through its world class anti-doping programmes will ensure fair play is adhered to at all times at Glasgow 2014.”