Clean Sport Week
Clean Sport Week 2018 (21-27 May) will celebrate clean athletes and the hard work that goes into their success, and provide a platform for athletes and partner organisations to talk about clean sport with pride.
Follow this week’s activity via social media using the official hashtag: #CleanSportWeek
What are the risks?
• Dietary supplements may intentionally contain prohibited substances or may be inadvertently contaminated with prohibited substances
• Some manufacturers mislabel their products by not accurately specifying the contents or the relative amounts of each ingredient per dose
• The risk of fake supplement products is greatest when buying over the internet
• A label saying ‘Tested for Athletes’, or ‘Approved by WADA or UKAD’ is meaningless. WADA and UKAD do not approve any supplement products
Before taking a supplement:
• Assess the need – all athletes should seek advice from a medical professional or nutritionist on their need to use supplement products
• Assess the risk – undertake thorough research of all supplement products you are considering taking
• Assess the consequences – you could receive a four-year ban
Reduce the risks:
• Check on the Informed-Sport risk minimisation programme that a supplement has been batch-tested
Athletes need support, guidance and education to support them in their role and responsibilities towards clean sport. It is important that UK Anti-Doping works with aspiring athletes from a young age to support them in developing intrinsic values about clean sport.
We want all our athletes to associate themselves with 100% me, the quality mark for all clean athletes. The 100% me programme seeks to reinforce the core values of clean, fair competition, whilst underlining their achievements as being a clean athlete.
Global Drug Reference Online (DRO) provides athletes and support personnel with information about the prohibited status of specific substances under the rules of sport based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List, for products sold in the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, United States, Switzerland and Australia. The system has the ability to check the status of branded medications and individual active ingredients as well as providing every search with a unique reference number for your records.