UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has been working with its partner, the Cyprus Anti-Doping Authority (CyADA) to provide training to their Doping Control Personnel as part of its ongoing international work.
UKAD ran a seminar in Nicosia in November, which focused on practical training in all aspects of the doping control process including: notification and chaperoning of athletes, sample collection procedures and sample processing. The training seminar was attended by current and newly appointed CyADA Doping Control Personnel including; Doping Control Officers (DCO), Blood Collection Officers (BCO) and Chaperones.
UKAD Chief Executive, Nicole Sapstead, said: “UKAD’s Doping Control Personnel have a wealth of experience to offer training, support and advice to our partner organisations.
“This is UKAD’s fourth training seminar at CyADA and I am delighted that this ongoing partnership enables the Doping Control Personnel from both countries to exchange ideas on best practice and knowledge. International partnerships like these also demonstrate to the sporting community that National Anti-Doping Organisations across the globe are working closely together to deliver effective and targeted programmes which are catching the dopers and protecting everyone’s right to clean, fair and honest sport.”
President of the Cyprus Anti-Doping Authority, Dr Michael Petrou, said: “Working with our partner, UKAD ensures that the knowledge and performance of our Doping Control Personnel is maintained to the highest possible standard so they can carry out their duties well.
“Doping Control Personnel play an important role in the fight against doping and we are especially proud of their level of expertise and knowledge. Their professionalism is universally praised by other sport organisations with which we collaborate, as well as from athletes themselves”.
The training seminar formed part of UKAD’s ongoing international programme of work, sharing experience and best practice with NADOs from across the globe, which has recently included Belarus and Japan.