UK Anti-Doping statement on CJ Ujah announcement

UKAD Chief Executive, Jane Rumble said: “The announcement today from the Athletics Integrity Unit marks another sad chapter in this case, and for sport in the UK. Every National Governing Body, athlete, coach, and member of support staff should take this case as a warning that doping presents a threat to British sport at the highest levels. This case underlines the need for all sports to redouble their commitment to their anti-doping responsibilities. 

“Before the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, British athletes who attended were subject to a strict testing programme, and all British athletes received UKAD’s world-leading education programme regarding the rules, risks, and their responsibilities.  

“This case once again highlights the risks associated with supplement use. The importance of athletes taking all possible steps to reduce these risks, can’t be understated. When we talk to athletes about supplements, we say: Assess the need to use them, assess the risks, and assess the consequences. This case highlights most starkly those serious consequences.”