Focus on Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs for Clean Sport Week 2019

Clean Sport Week runs from the 20th – 26th May and is an opportunity for sport to come together and celebrate the important values of clean sport and support the hard work that sport in the UK is doing in the fight against doping.

This year, there’s a focus on Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs (IPEDs) and in particular, the motivations for, and attitudes towards, their use in the gym environment.

IPEDs are a growing concern in society and their use can result in a range of serious health consequences including heart attacks, strokes, kidney and liver failure and infertility.

Clean sport is not just about elite athletes and sportspeople. People who take part in sport at all levels, as well as those in the gym and fitness industry, need to understand the values of clean sport and the health risks of doping and using performance and image enhancing products.

UKAD, National Governing Bodies and partners are therefore united in their determination to reduce their prevalence in gyms as well as sport.

UKAD and leaders of the UK’s fitness and gym industry have committed to a new education programme to protect gym users and highlight the risks of taking anabolic steroids and other dangerous image and performance enhancing drugs (IPEDs).

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