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Doping in sport: UKAD questioned over Team Sky package

20 February 2017

Nicole Sapstead, the Chief Executive of UK Anti Doping gives evidence to the Culture, Media and Sport Committee concerning UK Anti-Doping's investigation into the package that was delivered to Team Sky by Simon Cope at the end of the 2011 Critérium du Dauphiné at La Toussuire in France. This evidence session replaces the one previously announced for 22 February 2017.


Wednesday 1 March 2017, Grimond Room, Portcullis House

At 2.00pm

  • Simon Cope, formerly of British Cycling
  • Nicole Sapstead, Chief Executive, UK Anti-Doping

Focus of the session

Nicole Sapstead has confirmed that she is able to discuss the investigation with the Committee, and also that UKAD now has no objection to Mr Simon Cope also answering the Committee's questions about the investigation. Mr Cope will also now appear before the Committee on the rescheduled date of the afternoon of Wednesday 1 March 2017.

Chair's comment

Damian Collins MP, Chair of the Committee, said:

"There is a considerable public interest in UKAD's investigation and it is also important to our inquiry into doping in sport to understand what they have been able to determine, and to understand the processes around controlled substances within sport. On 1 March there should be no reason not to have a full exposition of the facts on this case."

Further information

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