Doping could be criminalised as part of Government attempts to crack down on corruption in sport.
Speaking to Sky News, sports minister Tracey Crouch said the measure would be considered as part of a new strategy that will promote sporting integrity.
The MP explained: "We actually have very strong anti-doping procedures in place, and that's what makes the UK Anti-Doping Agency one of the best in the world.
"But we have to look at criminalisation to see whether or not that's something we can add to the toolbox of combating corruption in sport."
The Government is also transforming the way it funds grassroots sport following the failure of the London 2012 Olympics to deliver its promised legacy of a sustained increase in participation.