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) and our International Federation FIS to ensure that the integrity of our sport is protected.
GB Snowsport has in place a set of anti-doping rules that all athletes and athlete support personnel must abide by. The anti-doping rules for GB Snowsport 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 GB Snowsport are the rules published by UK Anti-Doping (or its successor), as amended from time to time.
If you are a member of GB Snowsport then the anti-doping rules apply to you, regardless of what level you participate at. You can find the UK Anti-Doping Rules here.
Athletes need to take anti-doping seriously and fully understand the principle of strict liability. Strict liability means that athletes are solely responsible for any banned substance they use, attempt to use, or is found in their system, regardless of how it got there or whether there was any intention to cheat.
2021 World Anti-Doping Code
From 1 January 2021, a new version of the Code is in effect and it’s important that all athletes and athlete support personnel are aware of how this impacts them.
For more information on the changes within the 2021 Code, visit UKAD’s website here.
Under the 2021 Code, an athlete may be classified as being “International-Level”, “National-Level” or a “Recreational Athlete” based on their competition level. Further information on these different categories is available on the UKAD website.
Any athlete competing at International level who is wishing to retire from snowsports should confirm via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
FIS Licence number
Current club or team
Date of retirement
GBS will then pass this information on to UKAD so that they can remove the athlete from their testing intelligence.