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Thursday 29, Sep 2016

  UKAD And JADA Share Best Practice In Preparation

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UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) hosted the Japan Anti-Doping Agency (JADA), Japan Sports Council, and Japan Sports Agency, from 19 to 21 September to share best practice and knowledge ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

JADA, with memories of the England 2015 Rugby World Cup and the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio still fresh in mind, has started its preparations of providing a comprehensive testing and anti-doping education program at each of the events in the next three or four years.

UK Anti-Doping and the Japan Anti-Doping Agency signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the beginning of 2015 that set out a count of objectives aimed towards protecting clean sport and clean athletes both at home and abroad. UK Anti-Doping has successfully delivered a range of contracted anti-doping services to major sporting events in the UK, from Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games to major championships and World Cups across a range of sports. A wide variety of topics, including education, testing, communications, intelligence gathering and results management at recent events were presented and discussed at length with a number of vital learning achieved throughout the course of the three-day visit of JADA officials.

UKAD’s Director of Business Services, Philip Bunt said it was a pleasure to welcome our colleagues from Japan and provide vital assistance in preparation for their hosting of the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Bunt added UK Anti-Doping has a wealth of experience when it comes to providing anti-doping programs at major sporting events and added we are fully committed to working alongside our international partners in order to benefit clean athletes by enhancing global anti-doping programs and major sporting events are a critical part of that strategy.

UK Anti-Doping interim Chief Executive, Nicole Sapstead, and the President of JADA, Professor Hidenori Sukuzi, both signed the MOU on 28 January 2015 that will run until 2020. The signing took place at The Second International Conference on The Pharmaceutical Industry and the Fight against Doping: New Developments for Clean Sport and Society held in Tokyo.

Nicole had remarked UKAD is fully committed to working together with its international partners to enhance anti-doping programs globally for the benefit of clean athletes and had also remarked that we will also be working with them to develop their educational program so that the next generation of Japanese sports men and women are instilled with the values of clean sport from a very young age.

Professor Hidenori Suzuki, President of JADA, had then remarked JADA is very much looking forward to working with UKAD over the next five years. Hidenori added we want the major sporting events being held in Japan to be the best they can be and further commented that UKAD has accumulated extensive experience in terms of best practice in anti-doping after the 2012 Games and we want to build on this knowledge base to ensure the events we will be hosting are the cleanest they can be. The President of JADA had further remarked that we want to create a legacy for the next generation where they are aware and practice the values of clean sport and integrity of sport.

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Sunday 06, Dec 2015

  Rugby World Cup 2015 Anti-Doping Results Confirmed By World Rugby

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Results of the anti-doping testing and education program that was undertaken during Rugby World Cup 2015 in partnership with UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) have been announced by World Rugby.

For the Rugby World Cup, UK Anti-Doping was the official sample collection organization and a total of 468 samples were taken across all 20 participating teams. In an intelligence-led and targeted program, 200 in-competition samples were collected and 268 samples were collected out-of-competition. World Rugby has taken the decision to store some samples for future re-analysis and the tests included a mix of urine (317 samples collected) and blood (151).

No adverse analytical findings have been recorded till date. All samples undertaken at the Rugby World Cup 2015 were analyzed at the WADA-accredited laboratory at the Drug Control Centre, King’s College, London.

World Rugby introduced an Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) program in 2013 and World Rugby increased its targeted testing and education budget by nearly 30 percent in 2015. England 2015 was the first Rugby World Cup to include the (ABP) program.

UKAD Chief Executive, Nicole Sapstead said UK Anti-Doping was delighted to be part of such a prestigious event and provide an expert service to World Rugby and organizers of Rugby World Cup 2015. Sapstead added that ensuring that there is a robust and rigorous testing program at a major event is an essential part to protecting the integrity of any sporting competition, and World Rugby worked hard to ensure that such a comprehensive anti-doping program was in place. The UKAD Chief Executive also commented that World Rugby should be congratulated on their successful Keep Rugby Clean campaign. Anti-doping education is a vital tool in protecting clean sport and it is a key tool in preventing doping as it helps players to make the right choices so they do not risk their careers or their health.

World Rugby Chairman Bernard Lapasset commented that our Rugby World Cup 2015 program was based on intelligence-led testing and reflects our commitment to ensure that we are ahead of the curve in this area. Lapasset added while there were no adverse findings before, or during, Rugby World Cup 2015 that doesn’t mean we can become complacent as to the risks and that is why we have increased our budget in this important area and committed to storing samples for potential further analysis.

The chairman of World Rugby also said doping is a major threat to the integrity of sport and World Rugby is committed to a prevention program of targeted testing and global education to ensure that players at all levels understand the performance and health importance of maintaining a level playing field for all. Lapasset also said Rugby World Cup 2015 as our showcase tournament provided a global platform to reach, engage and educate the global rugby family at all levels as well as wider society. He also remarked we must collectively continue to drive the education agenda and protect clean players and added he would like to thank everyone who took part and supported this important program.

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Friday 30, Dec 2011

  Two All Blacks accused of steroid use

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In a new book by Jack Ralston, the former coach of Olympic gold medalist Hamish Carter, two All Blacks in the 1990s have been accused of taking steroids.

“People might be stunned by this but I know at least two All Blacks in the 1990s who responded to demands that they bulk up by taking steroids,” Ralston revealed in an early edition of his biography The Sports Insider.

Ralston added he “never saw” any All Black ingesting steroids.