As an athlete, you are responsible for ensuring that you compete cleanly and fairly in sport. You are solely responsible for the decisions and choices you make and for your own behaviour and actions. In sport, you are expected to abide by all of the rules, and a set of important rules include those protecting sport from doping.
To stay drug-free, it's essential you understand the implications of the World Anti-Doping Code and the UK Anti-Doping Rules and Regulations that outline your rights and responsibilities as an athlete.
For more on anti-doping and direct access to the information you need to fulfil your responsibilities, go to http://www.ukad.org.uk/athletes/100percentme. The website includes information on:
- Testing Procedures
- Therapeutic Use Exemptions
- Checking Medications
- Prohibited List
- Athlete Whereabouts
You are also strongly advised to read the terms and conditions associated with your APA, as a doping offence could result in the removal of your funding.
UK Anti-Doping’s website contains information for all athletes including downloadable fact-sheets as well as links to WADA, the Prohibited List, Global DRO, TUE information and links to Athlete Whereabouts. It has information for schools and athlete personnel in relevant sections and its video gallery provides a step-by-step guide to the anti-doping process.