Every athlete has the right to compete in doping-free sport. The BWF anti-doping programme is about promoting a healthy and fair approach to training and competition.
The spirit of sport is the celebration of the human spirit, body and mind, and this is reflected in values we find in, and through sport. These values include:
- Ethics, fair play and honesty
- Excellence in performance
- Character and education
- Fun and joy
- Dedication and commitment
- Respect for rules and laws
- Respect for self and other Participants
- Community and solidarity
Doping is fundamentally contrary to the spirit of sport.
On 1 January 2015, the new World Anti-Doping Code will come into effect.
There will also be new BWF Anti-Doping Regulations from 1 January 2015.
Players have a responsibility to know their obligations under the BWF Anti-doping Regulations. They are ultimately responsible.
Member Associations and athlete support people such as coaches, trainers and administrators – anyone who supports players in training and competition – also have obligations under the Regulations – not just athletes.
Andy Hines-Randle, Events Officier