At Fife College, we are committed and currently accrediting to the UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) position that cheating, including doping, undermines the positive impact of sport on society.
In January of this year, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport issued its Tailored Review of UK Anti-Doping; looking at the efficiency, effectiveness and governance of UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) and how it is preparing for the future.
So, why do we feel so strongly that clean sport, and being able to say that we’re all “100% me” is so important?
Because we believe, as UKAD state, “if we didn’t have anti-doping rules then not only would athletes be putting themselves at risk with their health, but you would never know if your competitors were cheating or not.”
Being doping-free is essential to the integrity of sport, so that people feel confident continuing to participate, view, and support sport and sportspeople.
What does UKAD do?
UKAD was created in December 2009 and is accountable to the UK Parliament through the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. It follows the anti-doping code.
The UKAD website states that: “The anti-doping rules system is international in scope and the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code has created a tougher legal landscape which itself can present challenges that we all must recognise. The work of UKAD underpins the Government’s investment into sport.”
UKAD is the national organisation dedicated to protecting a culture of clean sport. Every day, we are raising awareness of the issues through our extensive education and smart testing programme. We help athletes to understand and follow the rules, and prosecute offenders.
The organisation is responsible for ensuring sports bodies in the UK are compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code through implementation and management of the UK’s National Anti-Doping Policy.
In the tailored review, Minister for Sport and Civil Society Tracey Crouch MP concluded that “Future generations of sporting champions rely on us getting this right, and I look forward to everyone contributing towards our efforts to continue to keep sport clean.”
What is 100% me?
100% me is about being a true athlete. It's about being able to say that your performance is 100% you. There is no secret to my success - just hard work, determination and talent.
100% me embodies and celebrates five key values:
- Hard work
You can read more on 100% me on the UKAD website.
Our Clean Sport Commitment
All sporting participants have the right to compete in doping-free, clean sport. Fife College supports the 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.
What this means for our students
Fife College’s commitment to Clean Sport means that we support, inform and educate our students by providing anti-doping advice and guidance.
In order to do this, we have published our clean sport commitment as well as a supplement position statement.
Our clean sport commitment sets out how the Sport and Fitness team at the College plays a key role in the provision of and development of sport and physical activity opportunities in Fife by providing high quality industry relevant vocational courses.
Our supplement position statement aims to ensure students have adequate information to ensure an informed decision is made on the use of supplements.
How do I find out more?
For all of the College’s up to date policies and procedures, visit our Clean Sport page.