UK Anti-Doping’s Clean Sport Week takes place from18-24 May, this year focuses on staying clean in quarantine, given the restrictions in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite the current challenges and uncertainty we are facing around when we will return to the dojo, the Welsh Judo Association, our athletes, coaches and support staff all remain committed to clean sport.
Now in its fourth year, the campaign is being supported by a range of sports organisations, National Governing Bodies (NGB’s) and athletes, who, throughout the week are taking part in several online activities focusing on anti-doping education.
Research conducted by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) shows Clean Sport Week is encouraging those in sport to celebrate clean sport and continue expanding their anti-doping knowledge. Additionally, UKAD is calling for athletes to adopt practices into their day-to-day lives that will reduce the risk of violating anti-doping rules.
UKAD’s ‘Clean in Quarantine’ campaign for Clean Sport Week promotes the organisations online education programmes including Coach Clean, which is now available free online. The campaign will also see social media videos from athletes and coaches across Wales and other home nations featured on UKAD’s channels as they back ‘Clean in Quarantine’ while following all Welsh Government guidelines during the Covid-19 lockdown across Wales.
Welsh Judo strongly encourages all athletes, coaches and anyone else who is supporting athletes in judo to undertake Clean Sport education.
Further information on Clean Sport Week can be found via the UK Anti-Doping website.