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Sports drug testing2023-11-15T14:41:46+00:00

Accredited sports drug testing for governing bodies

Ensure the integrity and safety of your sports events with accredited illegal substance checks.


of athletes tested by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in 2016 had overdosed on drugs [1].

Substance abuse in sports can lead to unfair advantages, health risks, and breaches of the world anti-doping code [1].

These issues can result in:

  • Unfair competitions: Drug abuse in athletes may involve doping in an effort to gain a competitive advantage, undermining your sport’s integrity [3].
  • Increased safety concerns: For athletes and staff due to drug-related incidents and increased health risks [1].
  • Potential bans or suspensions: Affecting the athlete’s career and the sport’s reputation.
  • Legal implications: Breaches of the anti-doping rules set by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD), and WADA.

Whether you’re involved in sports administration or management, partnering with Racoo for sports drug testing helps you maintain the integrity of the sport and ensure a level playing field.

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Drug and alcohol testing TRUSTED by the key players in professional sports

Racoo works in partnership with three key UK sports governing bodies to ensure our tests are compliant to your industry for your peace of mind.

Autocycle Union (ACU)

Racoo works with the ACU to conduct tests for events like the Isle of Man TT Races, Isle of Man GP, Moto GP, Speedway (SCB), and motocross.

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Motorsport UK

Racoo collaborates with Motorsport UK for drug and alcohol testing in various motorsport events.

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Professional Boxing Association

Racoo provides testing services for professional boxing events.

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How can sports drug testing support your professional sports organisation?

Drug and alcohol testing involves checking athletes for prohibited substances such as controlled steroids and performance-enhancing drugs.

Tests can be conducted based on specific incidents, suspicions, or as part of a broader anti-doping program.

Racoo Screening’s tests can be conducted using various methods, such as urine, saliva, or hair samples. Our tests can detect a range of substances, from recreational drugs to controlled steroids.

No matter where you need drug and alcohol screening we can help. Whether that be at a single event, club meets, your entire sporting events calendar or random testing visits throughout the year.

  • Fully managed, so you can focus on the sport
  • Tailored to your organisation’s needs
  • Legal and ethical testing to uphold the world anti-doping code

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Why partner with Racoo Screening?

Tailored solutions

Racoo provides customised sports drug testing solutions, perfectly aligned with your sport’s ethos and challenges. Whether it’s on-the-go testing in temporary medical trailers or tents, we’ve got it covered, ensuring seamless and efficient screenings.

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Over 20 years of experience

With two decades in the field, we have experience implementing drug testing programs for various sports, ensuring a safer environment for athletes and staff.

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Accredited compliance with maritime standards

Our partner laboratory facilities are accredited by The United Kingdom Accreditation Service and The British Standards Institution, ensuring every test aligns with the world anti-doping agency standards.

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Promote fair play

Deter athletes from substance abuse, potentially reducing the risk of doping violations. Testing supports the well-being of athletes under your care.

Maintain your reputation

Our tailored policy reviews cater to each sport’s unique needs. In critical situations, like a top athlete’s positive result, we guide press offices in crafting precise announcements, ensuring clarity and accuracy in communication.

Fit testing to your schedule

We can conduct tests pre-match or competition, delivering both instant and lab results. Our approach is marked by discretion, confidentiality, and a close collaboration with race and competition officials. With Racoo, you get a fully managed service tailored to your sport’s policies, ensuring compliance without the administrative burden.


We offer on-site testing for participants at your sports events, ensuring a safe competition environment. Additionally, we provide temporary facilities such as trailers and portable structures in areas lacking testing infrastructure.

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About drug testing in professional sports

What shows up on a sports drug test?2023-10-29T16:00:44+00:00

Sports drug tests, conducted in a WADA accredited laboratory, detect a range of substances, from performance-enhancing drugs to recreational ones. The world anti-doping code guides the list of prohibited substances.

What sports have the strictest drug testing?2023-10-29T16:01:22+00:00

Sports governed by international federations and the Olympic Games often have stringent drug testing, adhering to the world anti-doping agency guidelines [2].

How often do pro athletes get drug tested?2023-10-29T16:02:02+00:00

Pro athletes undergo regular and random tests, especially if they play sports at an elite level. Frequency varies by sport and national governing bodies.

Why do professional athletes have to take drug tests?2023-10-29T16:02:30+00:00

To maintain fair play, ensure athletes’ health, and uphold the anti-doping rules. It’s designed to assess any substance misuse and protect the integrity of sports.

What happens after a sports drug test?2023-10-29T16:02:59+00:00

Samples undergo analysis in a WADA accredited laboratory. Positive results lead to further reviews, potential sanctions, and communication with the athlete and their governing body.

How are drug test results reported to the governing body of a sport?2023-10-29T16:03:32+00:00

Results are confidentially relayed to the respective national governing bodies. In cases of violations, the anti-doping agency WADA and relevant sports medical teams are informed.

Do Doping Control Officers inform athletes they will be drug tested a few hours before their arrival?2023-10-29T16:04:07+00:00

Typically, athletes receive little to no notice. Doping control personnel, like Racoo’s blood collection officers, aim for surprise to ensure test integrity.

Is there a drug test in Professional Sports Publications?2023-10-29T16:04:40+00:00

Professional Sports Publications often reference drug testing protocols and results, especially if it impacts an athlete’s eligibility to compete.

Should professional athletes be drug tested?2023-11-01T10:59:07+00:00

Absolutely. Drug testing ensures a level playing field, protects athlete health, and upholds the reputation of sports. It’s integral to the sports medical exam process and the broader sports medical landscape. Screening also helps to ensure a safe environment for other participants, officials and spectators. 


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