Sport: Anti-doping

House of Lords written question – answered on 14th June 2005.

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Photo of Lord Moynihan Lord Moynihan Conservative

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether being a signatory to the World Anti-Doping Agency code requires funding to be withdrawn from domestic sports in the United Kingdom where the relevant international sports federations do not comply with the code.

Photo of Lord Davies of Oldham Lord Davies of Oldham Deputy Chief Whip (House of Lords), HM Household, Captain of the Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Lords)

As a signatory of the Copenhagen declaration on anti-doping in sport, which outlines our commitment to the World Anti-Doping Agency and its code, the UK would be morally required to take appropriate steps to withhold some or all public funding from sports organisations that are not compliant with the code.

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