Last updated on: 11/17/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

UK Sport Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“Doping in sport is cheating. It is fundamentally contrary to the spirit of sport and is detrimental to the positive impact of sport in society.”

“UK National Anti-Doping Policy,” www.uksport.gov.uk, Apr. 28, 2005

Description:

“Established by Royal Charter in 1996, UK Sport works in partnership with the home country sports councils and other agencies to lead sport in the UK to world-class success.

UK Sport is responsible for managing and distributing public investment and is a statutory distributor of funds raised by the National Lottery.”

“About UK Sport,” www.uksport.gov.uk (accessed Nov. 17, 2008)

Mission:

“UK Sport will work in partnership to lead sport in the UK to world-class success. UK Sport will promote the highest standards of sporting conduct whilst continuing to lead a world-class anti-doping programme for the UK and being responsible for improving the education and promotion of ethically fair and drug-free sport.”

“About UK Sport,” www.uksport.gov.uk (accessed Nov. 17, 2008)

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Quoted in:
  1. Does the Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs Violate the "Spirit of Sport"?