Anti Doping

December 1, 2021

All athletes have the right to compete in sport knowing that they, and their competitors, are clean.

An athlete is responsible for anything found in their system, regardless of how it got there or whether there is any intention to cheat. All athletes and athlete support personnel should make themselves aware of the risks, so they don’t receive an unintentional ban from sport. Useful information for athletes can be found on the UKAD website.

Scottish Wrestling (SW) believes in clean wrestling and work in partnership with the British Wrestling Association (BWA), UK Anti-Doping (UKAD), sportscotland and United World Wrestling to ensure that the integrity of wrestling 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.

The British Wrestling Association (BWA) is the governing body for the sport of wrestling in the United Kingdom.  UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) is the National Anti-Doping Organisation for the United Kingdom.  The BWA has responsibility for the relationship with UKAD, who’s UK Anti-Doping Rules were adopted by the BWA Council from 2008.

SW supports and enforces these rules and the directions in this regard of the BWA, UKAD and sportscotland.

Anti-Doping Rules

The BWA has in place a set of anti-doping rules that all athletes, coaches and athlete support personnel must abide by. The anti-doping rules for wrestling are consistent with the World Anti-Doping Code (2015 Code), which governs anti-doping internationally.

The anti-doping rules of the BWA are the UK Anti-Doping Rules published by UKAD as amended from time to time. Such rules shall take effect and be construed as the rules of British Wrestling.  If you are a member of the BWA then the anti-doping rules apply to YOU, regardless of at what level you participate.


Vasile Jornea