The I Support Drug Free Sport campaign is a chance for fans and competitors alike to show their support for professional sports in which drug taking is not tolerated.
Here are the reasons for the campaign:
The problem of sports professionals artificially boosting their performance has been growing in recent years. Scandal after scandal has seen competitors at the highest level testing positive for banned substances, stripped of titles or involved in organised doping rings.
Many sports are losing credibility and with it goes support from sponsors and fans. We are not prepared to stand by and watch the sports we love disintegrate in this way. It’s time to publicly say enough is enough to the dopers and the people behind them.
All that we ask is for believable heroes – competitors who do not take substances that are on the banned list.
We do not want a witch-hunt. We do not want to point the finger of accusation at individuals. We want authentic races, true results and believable heroes.
You can obtain an I Support Drug Free Sport wristband from the Cycling Weekly online shop. (Each band carries a small charge to cover production and p&p costs.)
We would also welcome your comments on this issue and the I Support Drug Free Sport campaign, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The I Support Drug Free Sport campaign was initiated by staff of Cycling Weekly and Cycle Sport magazines after a string of doping scandals that significantly damaged professional cycling in 2006.