British Rowing supports Clean Sport Week

British Rowing is supporting UK Anti-Doping’s third Clean Sport Week (20-26 May) which launches today

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Clean Sport Week aims to celebrate clean athletes and their success, and promote the work of the anti-doping community in the fight for clean sport. The week is a partnership campaign between UK Anti-Doping (UKAD), national governing bodies – such as British Rowing – and sporting organisations, to promote clean sport.

British Rowing strongly believes in the fight against doping at all levels of our sport and we are committed to keeping our sport clean through ongoing education programmes.

This year’s Clean Sport Week campaign will have a strong focus on Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs (IPEDs), particularly the attitudes towards, and motivations for use of, IPEDs in the gym environment. Look out for new research during the week to encourage a wider public debate on the issue.

Nicole Sapstead, UKAD’s Chief Executive, said: “Following a number of media reports in recent months, concerns are growing around the use of IPEDs in this area, particularly with trends like the ‘Love Island look’, and the possibility of this seeping into the sporting arena.”

Clean Sport workshops

Check out British Rowing's Clean Sport workshops. These interactive and informative workshops cover the UKAD Curriculum.

A number of events are taking place this week to help raise awareness of clean sport and anti-doping programmes led by UKAD, national governing bodies and sporting organisations across the UK. The campaign will also feature a series of social media videos called ‘Feat of Strength’ from UK athletes showing their support for clean sport.

Sapstead added: “Last year’s Clean Sport Week was a huge success and we hope this year’s event can drive the debate around IPEDs, as well as celebrate the successes of clean athletes and the excellent work done by national governing bodies and sporting partners to keep sport clean.”

Find out more about Clean Sport Week here.

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