Anti-doping is the process of keeping sport clean and aims to protect clean athletes as well as the integrity of sport itself. UK Anti-doping (UKAD) are the national governing body for anti-doping in the United Kingdom. UKAD work to create a level playing field through not only carrying out drug tests in sport, but educating athletes about anti-doping and promoting the ethos of clean sport. UKAD also ensure that UK governing bodies comply with the World Anti-Doping Agency’s rules (WADA).
100% me is UK Anti-Doping’s prevention programme and is designed to help athletes throughout their sporting journey. 100% me supports, informs and educates athletes throughout their careers by providing anti-doping advice and guidance. Find out about 100% me in the dedicated Athlete Zone of the UK Anti-Doping website at www.100percentme.co.uk or on the UKAD website: https://www.ukad.org.uk
When entering a Weightlifting Wales competition, there will be a notice on the entry form which lets you know that by clicking ‘agree’ you understand that you could be subject to an in-competition drugs test if selected to do so by UKAD.
Once you start participating in Weightlifting and competing, you must make yourself aware of all the UK anti-doping rules and ensure you comply fully with each one. Strict liability applies to all competitors and this means whatever goes into your body is your responsibility . If you are a parent or coach, ensure that you also understand the UKAD rules and signpost them to your children and athletes.
Below are all of the UKAD Rule Violations:
An up to date list of banned substances can be found at the link below (list updated every year):
If you must use medication, whether it is long-term or short-term, prescription or over the counter, then you are responsible for checking if it contains a banned substance or not. A website called GlobalDro designed to check medication is available for everyone to use and is highly recommended. It is also recommended that you regularly check medications as the ingredients may change, and each year the banned list is updated. GlobalDro only gives information about medication and NOT supplementation. Globaldro:http://www.globaldro.com/UK/search
For more advice and information on medication, follow the link below:
BE AWARE that something as seemingly innocent as a cold and flu drink, medicated cough sweet or nasal spray could contain an ingredient which is on the banned list, and if found in your system, could result in a failed drugs test. Be safe, check your medication!
If you are taking a prescribed medication and you find that it does contain a banned substance either in or out of competition, you MUST inform your National Governing Body (Weightlifting Wales) and then apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption Form (TUE). For all you need to know about TUE’s follow this link:
44% of positive athlete drugs tests in the UK are believed to be due to the use of supplements which contain prohibited substances. Issues with supplements include contamination of a banned substance during the manufacturing process or misleading information on labels. It is strongly advised that you only use supplements from reputable companies which are certified with Informed Sport as supplements with this certification are batch tested for contamination of banned substances. For more information on Informed Sport, follow this link: http://informed-sport.com or on supplementation visit https://www.ukad.org.uk/medications-and-substances/supplements/
If you suspect foul-play through doping, you can report this behaviour anonymously to someone independent from UKAD on a 24/7 line: 08000 32 23 32. For more information on reporting doping or advice on how to help protect sport in the UK, visit: https://www.ukad.org.uk/our-organisation/what-we-do/report-doping/