Doping is the administration of a prohibited substance and method to enhance performance or recovery. It undermines the integrity of sport, the ethos of competition and potentially would allow science to determine sporting results. It can adversely affect the health and well-being of athletes.


The World Anti-Doping Agency was founded with the primary aim of bringing consistency to anti-doping policies and regulations within sport organisations and governments across the world. WADA coordinated the development and implementation of the World Anti-Doping Code (Code), the document harmonising anti-doping policies in all sports and all countries. For more information, please visit their website:

The World Anti-Doping Code came into effect on January 1st 2021 and is available for download whilst the website features the associated international standards too:

  • Prohibited List
  • Testing and investigations
  • Laboratories
  • Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs)
  • Protection of Privacy and Personal Information
  • Code Compliance by Signatories
  • Education
  • Results Management

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has also released their 2022 Prohibited List and have also published major changes, please click to view.

There are also new glucocorticoid regulations in place for 2022, more information can be found on the UKAD website or this graphic.


UKAD is responsible for ensuring sports bodies in the UK are compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code through implementation and management of the UK’s National Anti-Doping Policy.


GB Taekwondo’s Board of Directors hereby resolves that the anti-doping rules of GB Taekwondo comprised in UKAD’s anti-doping rules shall stand repealed and will be replaced by the following rule:

The anti-doping rules of GB Taekwondo are the UK Anti-Doping rules published by UK Anti-Doping Limited (or its successor), as amended from time to time. Such rules shall take effect and be construed as rules of GB Taekwondo. They can be found here.

Please do not hesitate to ask British or GB Taekwondo questions about the anti-doping rules. You may also contact UKAD directly, who will be able to answer any queries and provide guidance. For more information, please visit UKAD or read a full explanation of the rules in this infographic.

There are also numerous ways to contact UKAD if you are concerned that doping may be taking place. Click here to report your incident in confidence.


In 2021 UKAD launched its Clean Sport Hub, a new platform for e-learning and education. It supports the delivery of innovative and tailored education activities leading to a culture of clean sport. It will also provide resources and information to include access to Clean Coach and Clean Advisor online education resource.  Coaches coaching athletes are required to keep their Clean Coach certificate up to date and support staff should maintain Clean Advisors.


Instructions to download the 100% me app for athletes:

Step 1:  Open the App store on your mobile.

Step 2: Search “100% me”.

Step 3: Open the 100% me App.





Be Me 

Check out our ‘Be Me’ posters for an overall summary:

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