Protecting the Right to Enjoy Doping-Free Sport

NGBs and Partners (2015 Code)

As a member of a National Governing Body of Sport (NGB) or other partner, you are integral to the successful implementation of the 2015 Code. Without your support, the fight for clean sport is an impossible one.

To reflect the new changes to the 2015 Code, we have amended and updated the UK Anti-Doping Rules. This will mean changes in your approach to anti-doping. We have been in regular contact with your organisation to discuss these changes, but we hope the information listed below will be of further assistance. You can view the 2015 Code via the below PDF:


2015 World Anti-Doping Code

The 2015 UK Anti-Doping Rules

UK Anti-Doping has prepared an updated version of the UK Anti-Doping Rules which can be adopted by any UK NGB. Most NGBs that already use the UK Anti-Doping Rules will adopt these new Rules automatically. You can view the 2015 Rules via the below PDF:


The 2015 UK Anti-Doping Rules

Key World Anti-Doping Code Changes

Will we have to update all of our information resources and education delivery materials?

Yes. If you provide anti-doping education sessions and/or information resources, any anti-doping information on your website to your athletes, ASP or wider members, then this must be updated to reflect the 2015 Code.

In the 2015 Code there is a clear separation between ‘information’ (website, booklets, posters, resources) and ‘education’ (face-to-face workshops, e-learning).

Education is a mandatory component of the 2015 Code and organisations must ensure they implement values-based prevention through education programmes for both athletes and athlete support personnel (ASP). In addition, anti-doping information must be available to all athletes, ASP and members under your jurisdiction.


Advice on Information and Education programmes under the 2015 Code

Resources and Useful Links


2015 World Anti-Doping Code implementation guidance for NGBs

For more information on the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code, please see the following useful links:

For more information contact NGB Education Officer James Fuller via