Sport: Drugs

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 14th July 2017.

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Photo of Jonathan Lord Jonathan Lord Conservative, Woking

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to tackle the use of performance-enhancing drugs in (a) elite and (b) amateur UK sport.

Photo of Jonathan Lord Jonathan Lord Conservative, Woking

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to tackle doping in (a) elite and (b) amateur UK sport.

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

The Government is fully committed to eradicating the use of performance enhancing substances and methods in sport.

UK Anti- Doping (UKAD) is our Arms Length Body with responsibility for tackling the use of performance-enhancing drugs. UKAD drives a clean sport programme including a successful education programme, along with athlete testing across more than 40 Olympic, Paralympic and professional sports.

Using information from a wide range of sources, UKAD focuses resources where there is the highest risk of doping, whether this be in amateur or professional sports, with the aim of targeting the right people at the right time.

On 30th March, the Government launched a review to ensure UKAD continues to be able to work as effectively as possible and be a world-leader in tackling anti-doping.

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