additional steroids and growth hormones added to misuse of drugs actSubscribe
Lee Taylor 02 September 2009
UK Sport has welcomed moves by the Home Office to include a further 24 anabolic steroids and two growth hormones to the Misuse of Drugs Act.
They have been included on the list of Class C drugs, adding to the 54 steroids and five growth hormones that have been classed as such since 1996, and bringing the act more closely aligned with the List of Prohibited Substances and Methods. The controls are aimed at suppliers and traffickers who profit from selling and supplying these substances.
Andy Parkinson, current Director of Drug-Free Sport at UK Sport and newly appointed Chief Executive of UK Anti-Doping (UKAD), signalled the announcement as a good indication of the positive relationship between Government and sport:
“UK Sport welcomes this news as there are obvious benefits for us from an anti-doping perspective and it sends out a strong message against the trafficking and supply of steroids and growth hormones.
“This fits in perfectly with what we are looking to achieve through UKAD – one of the aims of which will be to allow us to focus more on and deal with those involved with supplying prohibited substances to athletes. This is essential is we are to be truly effective in tackling doping in the run to London 2012.”
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