UK Anti-Doping to increase testing by 50% backed by new government funds

From BBC - April 17, 2018

UK Anti-Doping will increase publicly funded testing by 50% by the end of March 2022 under a new strategic plan.

The agency, launched in 2009 and responsible for ensuring clean sport in the UK, will also increase the number of investigations into people who work with athletes.

Sports minister Tracey Crouch announced a review last year, saying Ukad needed to become "fit for purpose".

In January, the agency was awarded an extra 6m over two years.

Also included in the strategy are mandatory anti-doping requirements for sports' governing bodies, with an emphasis on grassroots to elite-level athlete education, and a greater presence at sporting events.


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