Amended anti-doping rules

Athletes should note the newly revised Anti Doping rules published on the British Canoeing website

As an athlete, it is vital that you understand the 2015 Code and its implications. Strict liability always applies.

The 2015 Code is targeted at those who choose to deliberately cheat. From 1 Jan 2015, four‐year bans will be the minimum sanction for a positive test on the first offence.

However, the 2015 Code also has less sympathy for carelessness. The penalty for inadvertent doping is likely to be a two‐year ban or more.