The summer sees a number of athletes being affected by hayfever. As with all medication please remember off-the-shelf and over-the-counter remedies may contain PROHIBITED substances. Whether you are an athlete, coach or parent it is worth checking medication before you buy.
To find out more please see www.uka.org.uk/cleanathletics/check-your-medication.
100%me Clean Sport App
Another very useful way to ensure you and athletes you support are fully aware of the latest anti-doping information is to use the 100%me Clean Sport App. This App is available to download via iTunes, Googleplay or the Windows Store and provides athletes, coaches and athlete support personnel with essential information on-the-go to help them participate in doping-free sport.
The App, which can be customised for your sport, provides clear and concise anti-doping advice, guidance and updates to ensure you can be clean and stay clean wherever you are training or competing.
If you need to check your medication, learn more about the risks with supplements, or simply understand more about the testing procedures and your rights as an athlete, the App is the place to start.
UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) ensures the App is always up-to-date and will send out alerts to inform you if anything important has changed. That means if a new substance is added to the WADA Prohibited List or a deadline is approaching for Whereabouts submissions, you will be the first to know.
Other features include the ability to record and store information about your medications for doping control, plus directly access the Report Doping in Sport online form.
More information on this handy App can be found here www.uka.org.uk/cleanathletics/clean-sport-app/
And remember there is a Free Anti-Doping Module at uCoach.
This online course is available to all coaches, and others involved in athletics, to help make you more aware of the policies and procedures involved in Anti-Doping. The module is completely free to take and it is worth remembering that the anti-doping policies covered apply to all competing athletes. Once complete this module will be added to your digital coaching record but will not show on your coaching licence. To access this module please go to www.ulearnathletics.com/qualification/270