UKAD's survey comes at the beginning of Clean Sport Week ©UKAD

A survey conducted on behalf of UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has found that 69 per cent of British people say "they care enough" to report doping-related suspicions of an athlete or their support staff to the organisation.

Respondents were also asked whose responsibility it is for an athlete to avoid banned substances, with 56 per cent stating that sports organisations, national governing bodies and UKAD have a shared duty.

Just over half, 52 per cent, consider it to be the athlete's responsibility while a further 39 per cent think it is the coach's duty to ensure an athlete does not take performance enhancing drugs.

The survey results come at the beginning of UKAD's Clean Sport Week, an annual awareness week starting today that promotes clean sport across the country.

"Teamwork in clean sport" is this year's theme and is aimed at athletes and athlete support personnel (ASP) to explore the responsibility to work together towards clean sport.

"Clean Sport Week is the chance to celebrate playing true," said UKAD chief executive Jane Rumble.

"This year the focus is on teamwork and the responsibility that we all have to keep sport clean. 

"It takes a team of medics, coaches, nutritionists, physiotherapists, and parents to support an athlete to help them succeed and be their very best.

"So many people working in sport today care passionately and work together to ensure a positive environment dedicated to fair play.

"The role of athlete support personnel is critical in supporting athletes to make the right decisions and this includes anti-doping responsibilities.

"At UKAD we aim to foster and support a sporting landscape where we are all working together as a team to create a sporting world where athletes are proud to play and win fairly."

Clean Sport Week is also set to feature a panel discussion broadcast live from Loughborough University.

It will be hosted by Olympic canoeist Helen Reeves and feature speakers including former British weightlifting champion Jo Calvino and GB wheelchair basketball performance director Diccon Edwards.

UKAD chief executive Jane Rumble claims that Clean Sport Week is a
UKAD chief executive Jane Rumble claims that Clean Sport Week is a "chance to celebrate playing true" ©UKAD

An "athlete digital focus" day is then scheduled for tomorrow where athletes will discuss clean sport responsibilities. 

Wednesday (May 24) sees coach Scott Murray and England women's rugby league head coach Stuart Barrow share advice on how to create positive environments that enable athletes to compete with a clean sport ethos.

Finally, British Curling chief medical officer David Pugh will discuss how ASP members can support athletes and UKAD Athletes' Commission chair Nicola Philips will be taking to Instagram to discuss her anti-doping work with sportspeople.

"Clean Sport Week is a celebration of clean sport and a fantastic opportunity for all advocates to come together to share their experiences and learn from each other," said Rumble.

"And this year is no exception, we have assembled a great panel for the webinar which will I'm sure produce interesting viewpoints, and the rest of the week promises to have something for everyone connected and interested in sport."