WADA changes for 2017

April 4, 2017

All athletes have the right to compete in sport knowing that they, and their competitors, are clean.

ALL members of British Wrestling have a duty to know and abide by the anti-doping rules.

The use of performance-enhancing drugs and other doping behaviour severely damages the legitimacy of sport and undermines the integrity of clean athletes.

Anti-Doping Athlete Testing by UKAD takes place at domestic competitions (and also out of competition testing for named-athletes athletes and indeed any British Wrestling member) :

On a random basis across competitors and medallists

On an intelligence-based basis

Letter from WADA:

On 29 September 2016, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) published the 2017 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods; along with, the 2017 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes.

The List, which is one of five International Standards that are mandatory for all Signatories of the World Anti-Doping Code (Code),designates what substances and methods are prohibited both in- and out-of-competition and which substances are banned in particular sports.This is simply a reminder for all International Federations, National Anti-Doping Organizations and Regional Anti-Doping Organizations that we must all ensure that the 2017 List and its Modifications are easily accessible for consultation by athletes and their entourage on our websites; and that, you are proactively communicating them to athletes and entourage via the direct communications channels that you may have at your disposal. As you know, WADA releases the List and its Modifications three months before it enters into force so that all stakeholders – in particular athletes and their entourage -- have ample time to familiarize themselves.

While, ultimately, the athlete is responsible for knowing what substances and methods are on the List and for the substances in his or her body; let’s make sure that we do everything we can in this regard to help keep them clean.


World Anti-Doping Agency

Information support available for athletes:

100% me is UK Anti-Doping’s education programme for athletes – designed to provide information resources, education sessions and general advice to athletes throughout their sporting careers. 100_percent_me

Find out about 100% me in the dedicated Athlete Zone www.100percentme.co.uk of the UKAD website.

Know the Risks with Nutritional Supplements:

Athletes are strongly advised to be very cautious if they choose to take any supplement such as vitamin tablets, energy drinks, or sport-nutrition formulas. This is because there is no guarantee that any supplement is free from banned substances.

All athletes are advised to:

assess the need to use supplements by seeking advice from a medical professional or nutritionist on their need to use supplement products

assess the risks associated with supplements and undertake thorough research of all supplement products they are considering taking

assess the consequences to their careers – they could receive a four-year ban

all BEFORE making a decision to use supplements.

However, supplement risks can be reduced by:

undertaking thorough internet research

only using batch-tested products

checking on Informed-Sport www.informed-sport.com(which is a risk minimisation programme) that the supplement has been batch tested

Visit the UKAD website for further information on supplements www.ukad.org.uk/supplements including information on the Informed Sport www.informed-sport.com programme, which provides a batch-testing service for supplement products.