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Clean Sport Week 2020 Spotlight on Carnegie Researchers

Clean Sport Week 2020 runs from 18-24 May and is led by the UK Anti-Doping Agency (UKAD). The campaign aims to engage the sporting community in efforts to prevent doping in sport, and it will see athletes, coaches, clubs, and governing bodies take to social media and other online platforms to share their stories and promote their services.

Members of the Protecting Sporting Integrity and Welfare (PROSPER) Research Group (pictured below), in the Carnegie School of Sport at Leeds Beckett University, are proud to be supporting Clean Sport Week.

Katherine with other LBU researchers.

Celebrating our global research community

Kathrin Weber travels from Austria to Leeds to protect sporting integrity and welfare in Paralympic Sport.

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Professor Sue Backhouse and Meghan Bentley present at BDA sports nutrition study day

Professor Sue Backhouse and Meghan Bentley from the Carnegie School of Sport are in Birmingham today presenting at the British Dietetic Association (BDA) Sports Nutrition Study Day.


LBU supports Partnership for Clean Competition

Next week (April 16-18), stakeholders from across the global anti-doping system will come together in London to participate in the fifth Partnership for Clean Competition (PCC) Conference.

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Leeds Beckett academic to chair Clean Sport at the Front Line event

Professor Sue Backhouse Director of Research at Leeds Beckett University will chair the Clean Sport at the Front Line event in Loughborough on 29 January 2019.

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Leeds Beckett experts share research insights at Global Anti-Doping Education Conference in China

Anti-doping experts from across the globe will converge in Beijing, China on October 24-25 for the Second World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Global Education Conference. The event will draw representatives from a range of anti-doping stakeholders from International Federations, National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs), National Governing Bodies (NGBs), and Universities.

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Concerns over sport supplement usage

Yesterday, UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) raised concerns over ‘quick fix’ sport supplement usage amongst exercising adults in Britain. Findings of a YouGov study showed that 87% of the exercising adults (N=1028) who have taken a supplement have done so without seeking the advice of a healthcare professional. These findings corroborate our own research with athletes, teachers and coaches alike.

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“An important cog in the wheel”, but not the driver: Coaches’ perceptions of their role in doping prevention

Clean Sport Week provides an opportunity to shine a light on several pertinent matters, and for our team, something of particular importance is the concept of collective responsibility. This community-based approach means every individual involved in sport – athletes, coaches, parents, medical staff, managers, etc. – acknowledging and embodying their role in anti-doping efforts.

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Growing appreciation of the fundamental limitations of the detection-deterrence approach to anti-doping (e.g., limited effectiveness of tests) necessitate a shift in focus to doping prevention through education and training.

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'Clean' Carnegie

This year the Carnegie School of Sport has taken a step forward to ‘clean’ our procedures around the purchasing and provision of supplements for research and teaching projects. In line with guidance provided in the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science Expert Statement on Inadvertent Doping in Sport, we will only purchase batch-tested products (e.g., Informed Sport) where they are available.