Comet Club and British Triathlon Anti-Doping Policy Guidelines 2018
OUR CLEAN SPORT COMMITMENT
Clean Sport Commitment Statement
All sporting participants have the right to compete in doping-free sport (Clean Sport). The British Triathlon Federation adopts the UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) and World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) position that cheating, including doping, in sport is fundamentally contrary to the spirit of sport, undermining the otherwise positive impact of sport on society.
To this end the British Triathlon Federation commits to support Clean Sport in the UK in the following ways:
The British Triathlon Federation supports the mission of UKAD and WADA in achieving Clean Sport.
All athletes are expected to play, train and compete in line with the spirit of sport, including the Anti-Doping Rules.
All coaches and athlete support personnel are expected to perform their role in line with the spirit of sport, including the Anti-Doping Rules.
The British Triathlon Federation is committed to supporting the prevention of doping behaviour in the UK in collaboration with other sporting bodies.
Employed and associated ‘staff’ will not condone, assist or in any way support the use of prohibited substances and methods (unless permitted by a Therapeutic Use Exemption) in any aspects of their work.
Breaches of this, or any rules/policies referred to in British Triathlon’s own code of practice/conduct will be acted upon accordingly.
All employed and associated staff will be expected to contact UKAD should they become aware of an athlete or a member of a National Governing Body using or considering the usage of a prohibited substance or prohibited method. This contact should be done in confidence on the dedicated confidential Report Doping in Sport line.
The British Triathlon Federation will uphold any sanctions placed upon an athlete by UK Anti-Doping or other associated body in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Code.
How we support Clean Sport.
British Triathlon is integral to sport in the UK as the National Governing Body for Triathlon in Great Britain. It is developing and implementing a comprehensive education programme for all aspiring and current Olympic and Paralympic triathletes and multisport team members as well as coaches and support personnel working across the performance pathway. Further details about UKAD and WADA can be found at www.ukad.org.uk and www.wada-ama.org/ respectively.