Sports: Drugs

Department for Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered at on 27 March 2017.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell NATO Parliamentary Assembly UK Delegation, Co Chair, British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans her Department has to tackle doping in amateur competitive sports.

Photo of Tracey Crouch Tracey Crouch The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Doping is unacceptable in any level of sport. It is important that all involved in sport play their part in educating participants about the dangers of doping, both in terms of the damage it does to sport's integrity but also the health risks to individuals as well. There is still more that sports governing bodies can do on this front, working alongside UK Anti-Doping, to help promote clean and fair sport at all levels.

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