Those who meet UKS’ medals targets are unlikely to have their funding cut for the next Olympics.
UKS played a pivotal role in Team GB’s success at London 2012.
Under transparency laws, UKS has to publish all payments over 25k.
2 payments stood out.
Since 12, rumours of ketone use by pro cycling teams have been rife. They are not banned but few athletes admit to taking them.
The Dutch anti-doping agency still advises against their use.
We discovered that ketones had been used by GB athletes
An Oct 2011 UKS board report was however more significant.
Well as we later found UKS couldn’t guarantee the substance was WADA code complaint and that the risk/reward ratio became increasingly questionable as we delved deeper.
Over months, we tried to validate what we thought happened by speaking to those within GB athletics. Some knew of a secret drink. In ‘12, knowledge of ketones was not widespread
A document made reference to a project participant consent form
UK Athletics, British Cycling and Hockey all confirmed their athletes were involved.
For hundreds of thousands of pounds
First UKA then British Cycling, recently gymnastics, canoeing and now the body that funds them all – UK Sport.
UKS recently undertook a review of UKA after the Alberto Salazar fallout