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), GB Climbing and International Federation IFSC to ensure that the integrity of our sport is protected.
Mountaineering Scotland aligns with UK Anti-Doping and as such 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 Climbing are consistent with the World Anti-Doping Code, the core document that harmonises anti-doping policies, rules and regulations within sport globally.
The anti-doping rules of Mountaineering Scotland are the rules published by UK Anti-Doping (or its successor), as amended from time to time.
If you are a member of Mountaineering Scotland and compete in climbing competitions delivered by:
Then the anti-doping guidance/rules apply to you, regardless of what level you participate at.
You can find the UK Anti-Doping Rules here.
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 a summary of the 2021 Code changes, click 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.
The current Anti-Doping Rule Violations under the Code
Athletes - Rights and Responsibilities
How to apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE)
Everyone involved in sport has a duty and a responsibility to play their part in the journey towards clean sport. The following information and resources have been pulled together to support coaches (paid or volunteer) and athletes.
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For further information, please email UKAD at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Mountaineering Scotland Anti-doping Lead Officer, Jamie Smith at: email@example.com
The following is an annual overview of anti-doping activities carried out by Mountaineering Scotland for the Operational Plan year 2021-22.