UK Anti-Doping 'in jeopardy' after government propose 25 per cent funding cut

The government has warned UK Anti-Doping that it could cut its £7m budget by up to £1.75m, leading to concerns over the future of the organisation

Anti-doping, Tour of Britain 2012, stage four

The chairman of UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has told the BBC that the organisation is 'in jeopardy' after being informed by the government that it faces funding cuts of up to 25 per cent.

UKAD is responsible for conducting anti-doping tests on athletes across 40 sports in the United Kingdom, carrying out over 8,500 tests in 2014. It has a budget of £7m, according to the BBC, with most of that coming from state funding.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.