All athletes have the right to compete in sport knowing that they, and their competitors, are clean. We believe in clean sport and work in partnership with UK Anti-Doping (UKAD), the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and International Boxing Federation(IBA) to ensure that the integrity of our sport is protected.
Boxing Scotland has in place a set of anti-doping rules that all athletes and athlete support personnel must abide by. The anti-doping rules for Boxing Scotland are consistent with the World Anti-Doping Code (the Code), the core document that harmonises anti-doping policies, rules, and regulations within sport globally.
The anti-doping rules of Boxing Scotland are the UK Anti-Doping Rules published by UK Anti-Doping (or its successor), as amended from time to time.
If you are a member of Boxing Scotland then the anti-doping rules apply to you, regardless of what level you participate at. You can find the UK Anti-Doping Rules here.
- United Kingdom Anti-doping website
- UK Anti Doping Rules
Under the World Anti-Doping Code, all Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) must be published. All international Athlete Support Personnel (ASP) currently serving, or who have served a ban over the last six years, can be found in the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited Association List.
Redacted sanctions listed on the UKAD website refer to ADRVs in which the Athlete/ASP has served the sanction imposed (i.e. a four-year ban) and is now eligible to participate in sport.
To Assist Athletes we have links to the UKAD toolkit.
Parents, Carers and Guardians
When it comes to anti-doping, you have a vital role in helping your child be clean and stay clean.
Achieving success in sport is a long and challenging journey filled with many highs and lows. Parents, carers and guardians can be a great support to athletes along the way.
By being engaged in your child’s sporting career, you see first hand how they cope with the lows, when they have their frustrating moments and when they might be susceptible to external pressure to make the wrong choices.
You may not be aware, but under the Anti-Doping Rules your child is responsible for any prohibited substance they use, attempt to use, or is found in their system, even if they had no intention to cheat.
You need to understand what this means and how it impacts on you and your child.
Should an athlete wish to retire from international and/or national competition then they can formally retire and seek removal from Boxing Scotland testing pools. If you wish to retire or discuss the options please contact the Head of Operations, National Registrar, Or Anti-Doping Lead who can share the Boxing Scotland and UKAD forms with you. You will be required to Formally return the SME2 to Boxing Scotland where the Card will be retired formally.
World Anti-Doping Agency
- Athlete Anti-Doping Rights Act
Before taking any medication (whether from a doctor or purchased over the counter), athletes must check to make sure it doesn’t contain any banned substances. Medications (ingredients or brand name) can be checked online at Global DRO. It is important to note that medications bought in one country may contain different ingredients to the same branded medication in another country. For more information on checking medications, visit UKAD’s website here.
Check out the video below from UKAD’s Athlete Commission member and British Paralympic Powerlifter, Ali Jawad, on using Global DRO.
Taking Nutritional Supplements
UKAD always advises a food-first approach to nutrition, as there are no guarantees that any supplement product is free from banned substances. Athletes can support their training and progress towards their targets by eating and enjoying nutritious food. With a bit of planning, it is possible to eat a delicious and healthy diet made up of a variety of food types at the right time, and in the right quantities.
Athletes should assess the need, the risks, and the consequences before deciding to take a supplement, and if they need to use one, visit the Informed-Sport website to check whether supplements have been batch-tested. More advice on managing supplement risks can be found on UKAD’s Supplement Hub here.
Applying for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE)
If an athlete with a legitimate medical condition needs to use a prohibited substance or method, they will need to apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE). This is only accepted if there are no other suitable permitted medications or treatments that can be used, and there is a strict, detailed process to determine this. Athletes can find out more information about the TUE process on the UKAD website here and use the TUE Wizard to find out whether they need to apply for a TUE and who to submit their application to.
What happens in a test?
Athletes should feel prepared and know their rights and responsibilities when they are notified to be tested by a Chaperone or Doping Control Officer. Check out this video below on the testing process from start to finish.
Athletes can find out more in the Introduction to Testing section of UKAD’s website.
100% me – Supporting athletes to be clean
For more information on what this means, visit UKAD’s website here. UKAD’s 100% me Clean Sport App can also be downloaded from iTunes, Google Play, or Windows Live Store, for essential anti-doping information.
Everyone, whatever their role, has to be involved in keeping our sport clean.
Speak out if you feel there’s something wrong – no matter how small. Boxing Scotland and UKAD guarantee that your identity will always be kept 100% confidential.
There are different ways to speak out:
- Email – You should contact the UKAD hotline via email@example.com. Boxing Scotland and UKAD guarantee that your name and email address will be kept confidential.
- Online Form – Tell us what you know via our online form on protectyoursport.co.uk. You will remain anonymous as standard, but if you choose to share your details confidentially it could help us catch those in sport who seek to cheat
- 24/7 Hotline – Call on 08000 32 23 32. We are here to listen. If you prefer to remain 100% anonymous you can. Or if you share your details, they will be kept confidential and may help keep sport clean.
You can find out more about speaking out and UKAD’s ‘Protect Your Sport’ project by clicking here.