Rules to Protect Clean Sport

UK Anti-Doping is responsible for testing, investigations and results management for the determination of Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs).

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What’s banned
in sport?

All the substances and methods banned in sport are set out in the Prohibited List, managed and coordinated by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

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Protect Your Sport

Protecting clean sport depends on everyone playing their part - athletes, coaches, or parents - whether on centre stage or behind the scenes. 

Speak out if you feel there’s something wrong - no matter how small.

We have four ways to contact us if you want to speak out.

Don't get caught out
with Prohibited Association

If you know that someone is serving an anti-doping ban, and you associate with that person in a “professional or sport-related capacity”, then you are at a real risk of violating the Prohibited Association Rule, and could face up to a two-year ban from all sport if this is your first violation.

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What are the consequences of doping?

The majority of athletes are clean, but if you’re found doping and face a ban from sport you could also suffer consequences to your health, psychological and mental well-being.

Athletes serving
ADRV bans

The World Anti-Doping Code states that Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) are published following a successful prosecution by UKAD.