England Boxing backing Clean Sport Week 2020
May 17, 2020 | by Matt Halfpenny
England Boxing is supporting UK Anti-Doping’s ‘Clean in Quarantine’ campaign as part of Clean Sport Week 2020.
The campaign, now in its fourth year, is being supported by a range of National Governing Bodies (NGBs), sports organisations and UK sports stars, who are taking part online activities focusing on anti-doping education throughout the week, starting tomorrow, from 18th to 24th May.
Based on research conducted by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD), Clean Sport Week is encouraging those in sport to celebrate clean sport and continue expanding their anti-doping knowledge.
Furthermore, UKAD is calling for athletes to adopt practices into their day-to-day lives that will reduce the risk of violating anti-doping rules.
You can find out more about England Boxing’s anti-doping statement here.
“The importance of ensuring athletes are clean is paramount to the integrity of the sport of boxing and we fully support the ‘Clean In Quarantine’ campaign as part of Clean Sport Week,” said England Boxing’s Chief Executive Officer Gethin Jenkins.
“We would urge all our competing boxers to take advantage of the online tools being made available by UKAD to ensure they follow the correct procedures, which will help them stay clean during this unprecedented period.”
Through a number of online events, the ‘Clean in Quarantine’ campaign for Clean Sport Week, will promote UKAD’s online education programmes including Coach Clean, which is now available free online.
The campaign will also see social media videos from several UK athletes and coaches featured on UKAD’s channels as they back ‘Clean in Quarantine’ while social distancing during the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown across the UK.
Nicole Sapstead, UKAD’s Chief Executive, said: “The Covid-19 crisis has impacted sport on many levels, but our Clean in Quarantine campaign is highlighting ways that athletes and coaches can maintain their commitment to clean sport during lockdown.
“UKAD’s free education resources are vital tools in maintaining integrity and public confidence in sport when it returns. We’re calling on athletes and coaches to access the information they need to protect themselves and clean sport.
“We’ve seen on social media how well athletes and coaches have adapted to life in lockdown. Making a few changes to incorporate anti-doping practices into their daily routine is equally achievable.”