All athletes have the right to compete in sport knowing that they, and their competitors, are clean. British Judo believe in clean Judo and work in partnership with UK Anti-Doping and the International Judo Federation to ensure that the integrity of the sport is protected. The use of performance-enhancing drugs and other doping behaviour severely damages the legitimacy of sport and undermines the integrity of clean athletes.
British Judo Association’s anti-doping rules apply to the sport of Judo in Northern Ireland. Persons participating in the sport of Judo under the jurisdiction of the Northern Ireland Judo Federation are bound and must comply in all aspects with the Anti-Doping rules. The Northern Ireland Judo Federation shall recognise and take all necessary steps to give full force and effect within its jurisdiction to the anti-doping rules and any sanctions given under them.
Any player can be tested at any time, in, or out, of competition. Bearing this fact in mind, there is a lot of education which will need to be targeted towards players and their support personnel. The long-term goal is to ensure that everyone within our sport is equipped with the necessary information to make an informed decision. Doing so will lessen their risk of inadvertent doping. BJA Anti-Doping Rules
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