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10 Years of UKAD

19/10/2020 00:00, In Blog /

This year UK Anti-Doping  celebrates 10 years of protecting our right to enjoy doping free sport.

Anti-Doping in sport is critical to maintain the integrity and ethos that sport abides by on a global basis. In the UK we are particularly proactive when it comes to maintaining a drug free sport. UKA maintain up to date website content that provides comprehensive and accurate information for athletes (of all ages and levels), coaches, parents, medical support staff, officials and other members of the athlete’s support group that require access to appropriate information in order to understand and comply with the anti-doping regulations.

We are keen to provide simple, clear information to all our athletes and coaches and are committed to championing Clean Athletics within the athletics community in Wales.


Adrian Palmer, Clean Athletics Educator and Programme Manager

The  Clean Sport section of the UKA website as supported by the  UKAD website provide comprehensive information.

Changes to the World Anti-Doping Code 2021

2021 sees changes to the world anti-doping code . It is important that athletes and their coaches understand the major changes aligned to the sport.

In addition to reviewing the recent changes to the anti-doping landscape, as an athlete  European Athletics has launched the ‘I Run Clean’ anti-doping e-learning platform The easy to use interactive ‘I Run Clean’ programme comprises eight units, starting with Values and Decision Making, and a curated knowledge base, which together provide everyone with an understanding of the rules, procedures and other information they need to be responsible for their part in the fight against doping.. Starting in 2018 the diploma will be a mandatory qualification for European Athletics’ age group championships and by 2020 for all athletes.

As a coach it is important to understand how the anti-doping system impacts on you and your athletes, and what you need to do to keep your clean sport education up to date. In order to increase you knowledge and understanding of anti-doping rules, regulations, as well as awareness of the banned substances list why not complete the free e-learning Clean Sport Advisor or Coach Clean Courses. These will help prevent you, your athletes and wider coaching team from being at risk of inadvertent doping.

Clean Sport Forum

To in increase awareness of how the anti-doping landscape with be impacted by change the World Anti-Doping Code Clean Sport Forum is a free to attend virtual event for members of the sport sector. This will be held over three days, the series of webinars will focus on the key changes within the upcoming 2021 World Anti-Doping Code


  • Tuesday 20 October, 13:30 - 15:30
  • Wednesday 21 October, 13:30 - 15:45
  • Thursday 22 October, 13:30 - 15:00

Sessions will include the launch of UKAD's Whistleblower Policy, discussions on the issue of recreational drug use in sport and athletes' rights within anti-doping.

To register click here