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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 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, British Paralympic Association and all four Commonwealth Games Agencies 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 traveling 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 UKAD’s Advisor course
  • UK Anti-Doping leads and coordinates the Clean Games Policy, and works in partnership with National Governing Bodies 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

Any athlete or ASP on a long-list must complete the Major Games education programme or they are at risk of not being selected.

NGBs must make sure that they work with their Performance staff to organise time with the relevant athletes. We encourage NGBs who have Educators to use them for the delivery of the Clean Sport sessions - and UKAD will use its National Trainers to deliver the Clean Games sessions.

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

  1. Find out what education you need to receive prior to going to the Games
  2. Attend all education sessions or equivalent as required
  3. Make sure you complete and sign the register!
  4. If you are a multi-Games athlete having attended three or more Games, then there are still things you need to do

Where to go for further advice

Check out the Clean Games Policy which tells you everything you need to know and do. We also have a Guide for NGBs on how to plan and implement the Major Games programme with support from UKAD.
Email education@ukad.org.uk for any further advice.