UKAD announce Jane Rumble as new Chief Executive

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  • Jane Rumble joins UKAD from Ofcom where she is the Change Director
  • Starts role in March 2022
  • UKAD Chair Trevor Pearce ‘delighted’ with appointment and highlights Jane Rumble’s extensive regulatory experience

British para-cyclist receives three-year ban

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British para-cyclist Erin McBride has been banned from all sport for a period of three years following Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) for the presence and Use of a Prohibited Substance.

WADA issues report from investigation into allegations regarding British Cycling and United Kingdom Anti-Doping

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The World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) independent Intelligence and Investigations (I&I) Department has published its summary report following an investigation into allegations that in 2011, United Kingdom Anti-Doping (UKAD) allowed British Cycling to analyze samples from athletes in private, using a non-WADA accredited laboratory, for the purposes of screening for a prohibited substance.

UKAD confirms Emily Robinson as interim Chief Executive

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  • UKAD Director of Strategy and Education to take the reins while search continues for permanent replacement
  • Emily Robinson to replace Nicole Sapstead who leaves UKAD for International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA)
  • Emily Robinson to take up the role at the end of August 2021

UKAD confirm new Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs

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UK Anti-Doping (UKAD), the national body responsible for fostering UK-wide clean sport, has appointed barrister Nisha Dutt as Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs. Nisha has been with UKAD for two years as Legal Counsel and Head of Case Management.

UKAD issues Ready for the Games travel guide for athletes

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With Major Games fast approaching, and athletes travelling overseas for events, some of us may be thinking about packing our suitcases and jetting off over the coming months (while following all the rules, of course!). For athletes, this can bring additional considerations with regards to medications and things to watch out for when travelling. UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has put together a five-step guide to help you continue to train and compete clean when overseas, avoiding an accidental ban from sport.

UKAD response to media reports

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A UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) spokesperson said: “We are working with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to investigate claims relating to private testing carried out by British Cycling in 2011.

British para-cyclist receives three-year ban

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British para-cyclist Erin McBride has been banned from all sport for a period of three years following Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) for the presence and Use of a Prohibited Substance.

Major Changes to the 2022 Prohibited List: What you need to know

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The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has recently released the 2022 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods, which are banned from use within sport. Broken down into several categories, the List identifies which substances and methods are prohibited at all times, in-competition only, and within specific sports.

UKAD response to WADA report

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Following the publication of the report, a UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) spokesperson said: “We welcome the findings of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) report today into alleged events in 2011. The report makes no recommendations for UKAD to follow, and notes that all samples related to their investigation were negative. The report also notes that the employees involved in the 2011 events are no longer employed by UKAD, and praises UKAD’s “diligent cooperation and transparency” with WADA’s investigation team.

UKAD report highlights need for ‘coach clean’ education in sports curriculum

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  • New research from UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) highlights a knowledge gap. While sports coaches are aware of the risks of doping, many are unsure of how to best support their athletes, and lack up-to-date resources
  • UKAD backs coaches' calls to embed clean sport education into coaching qualifications and build communities of practice

Statement on the Reduction of Mark Dry’s Ban from Sport

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A UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) spokesperson said today: “We note the decision following Mark Dry’s appeal. We are pleased that the independent appeal tribunal unanimously endorsed UKAD’s Issued Decision dated 7 May 2021, which reduces Mr Dry’s ban from four years to 28 months.

UKAD confirms new board appointees

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  • Suman Ziaullah (Financial Conduct Authority) and Mark Foster (Rugby Football League) join UKAD board as Non-Executive Directors 
  • UKAD Chair Trevor Pearce re-confirmed in post until 2025

Oliver Dowden MP, Secretary of State for Digital Culture Media and Sport (DCMS), has today confirmed two new appointments to the UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) Board.

UKAD testing programme modified to continue doping control process during the third national lockdown

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UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has released its quarterly testing report for January to March 2021. During this period, the UK once again stayed at home for its third national COVID-19 lockdown, with further closures impacting competitive sports and testing. Adhering to Government guidelines, UKAD continued to deliver a modified testing programme throughout, temporarily introducing a mobile doping control vehicle and remote sample collection.

Major Changes to the 2021 Prohibited List: What you need to know

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The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has recently released the 2021 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods, which are banned from use within sport. Broken down into several categories, the List identifies which substances and methods are prohibited at all times, in-competition only, and within specific sports

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