World Anti Doping Agency
From 1st April 2013, the IPSF adopted the World Anti-Doping Code and began an education programme for National Federations, athletes, coaches and endorsed competition holders to enable Pole Sports to be a drug free environment.
From 1st August 2013, the IPSF undertook a full anti-doping programme for all athletes competing in national and international competitions accredited by the IPSF. This means that testing can occur at any time, not just over the time-frame of a competition. In-competition testing was launched in July 2014 at the WPSC.
What is the World Anti Doping Code
The World Anti-Doping Code (WADA) is the document that harmonizes regulations regarding anti-doping in sport across all sports and all countries of the world. The Code provides a framework for anti-doping policies, rules, and regulations for sports organisations and public authorities.
What does this mean to You
As an athlete or a coach, you will be given lots of information, advice and guidance on how to make sure you remain 100% free of prohibited substances at all times. One of the main problems that athletes in other sports have found is that health supplements are to be avoided.
As an endorsed competition organiser, we must adopt the WADA Code to be accredited as an IPSF competition. We will be working on a Anti-Doping education programme and ensure support of all athletes, coaches and enthusiast.
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