Skip to main content

Combatting doping in sport report published

5 March 2018

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has published its report on combatting doping in sport.

The Report

The Committee's long inquiry has relied on detailed oral and written evidence, academic research, investigative journalism, and whistle-blowers.

This report highlights the failure of sports bodies in their governance and policing of anti-doping rules.

The sporting bodies the Committee has looked at have demonstrated poor record keeping and poor medicines policies. There should be tighter guidelines on the use of medicines that can affect performance.

The Committee calls for legislation to be introduced to criminalise the supply of drugs to sports people with intent to enhance performance.

The Committee believes that UKAD requires greater powers and resources to conduct investigations and enforce the rules.

Further information

Image: iStockphoto