GB Boxing believes in clean sport and works in partnership with UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) and our International Federation to ensure the integrity of our sport is protected.
Just as each sport has rules to determine how it is played or performed, there are anti-doping rules in place to protect clean sport. GB Boxing has in place a set of anti-doping rules that all athletes and athlete support personnel must abide by.If you are a member of GB Boxing then the anti-doping rules apply to you, regardless of what level you participate at.
You can find the UK anti-doping rules here.
The anti-doping rules for GB Boxing are consistent with the World Anti-Doping Code, the core document that harmonises anti-doping policies, rules, and regulations within sport globally.
All athletes have the right to compete in sport knowing that they, and their competitors, are clean and the use of performance-enhancing drugs and other doping behaviour severely damages the legitimacy of sport and undermines the integrity of clean athletes.
The fundamental anti-doping principle of strict liability means that a Boxer is responsible for their conduct the decisions they make and the results of any test they undergo regardless of whether or not they intended to cheat – not knowing, is not an excuse!
It’s therefore crucial that all boxers, coaches and staff conduct themselves within the rules and make informed decisions to protect the integrity of the sport.
Please do not hesitate to ask questions about the anti-doping rules. As well as asking GB Boxing and athlete support personnel, athletes may also contact UKAD directly, who will be able to answer any questions and provide guidance. They can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0) 207 842 3450.
Regular updates from UKAD can also be found in the news section of their website, or on their Twitter account: @ukantidoping.
Contact the NGB anti-doping lead: James.email@example.com
Contact the International Federation