Richard Driscoll, a leading British Doping Control Officer (DCO) has been awarded a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to anti-doping in sport.
Driscoll has worked as a DCO for 25 years and is a passionate advocate for clean sport, striving to motivate his doping control colleagues to attain a uniformly high level of service delivery across a wide range of sports.
Internationally recognised for his work at major sporting events, including the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, Driscoll played a crucial role in the anti-doping programme for the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games as Head Doping Control Station Manager. He supervised and helped train 60 Doping Control Station Managers, 240 DCOs and over 600 Chaperones.
Driscoll has also worked for European Athletics for many years, acting as Doping Control Delegate at the European Athletics Championships and Indoor Championships, as well as being a member of the Medical and Anti-Doping Commission since 2011.
Speaking to UK Anti-Doping Driscoll said: “I am thrilled and humbled to receive this honour. I thoroughly enjoy working in the field of anti-doping and have had the privilege of working at some great events and with some fantastic people who are all committed to clean sport.”
UKAD Chief Executive, Nicole Sapstead said: “We are absolutely delighted that Richard has received such a special honour and that his dedication and commitment to clean sport has been recognised at the highest level.
“Richard is highly valued by UKAD and is an exemplary ambassador for anti-doping, fair play and professionalism. His vital contribution enables the delivery of uniformly high standards of testing across the UK’s programme.