The pursuit of doping-free sport is a matter of public interest. The BCPA is committed to eradicating the use of performance enhancing drugs from powerlifting in British Columbia. As such, all members of the BCPA/CPU, by virtue of membership, are agreeing to submit to periodic drug testing, either at a sanctioned CPU contest, or on a “no notice” out of competition basis.
The CPU also follows the guidelines of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program. The CADP is the set of rules that govern doping control in Canada. Compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code and all international standards, the CADP describes how the program is carried out and details the process of results management, including penalties for infractions.
Full details of the CADP and other controls that the CPU adheres to may be found on the website of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in sport, address listed below.
The Canadian Anti-Doping Program
The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) is the custodian of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP), the set of rules that govern anti-doping in Canada. The CADP consists of several components such as in- and out-of-competition testing, education, medical exemptions, and the consequences of doping violations. The CADP is compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code and all international standards.
The Canadian Powerlifting Union (CPU) has adopted the CADP. The BCPA, as a member of CPU, adheres to the CADP, which means that you can be confident that you are part of a world-class anti-doping program that is designed to protect athletes’ rights and ensure a level playing field. The BCPA and CPU’s anti-doping policies and code of conduct reflect and support the CADP.
While the CCES administers anti-doping for the Canadian sport community, you may also be subject to the rules of your international federation. Learn more about the International Powerlifting Federation’s anti-doping policies and procedures. (link to: http://www.powerlifting-ipf.com/anti-doping.html)
As a member of the BCPA the CADP applies to you! It is important to know that by participating in activities sanctioned by the BCPA, you may be selected for doping control.
The CCES recommends that athletes take the following actions to ensure they don’t commit an inadvertent anti-doping rule violation:
- Know your rights and responsibilities as an athlete with regard to anti-doping. (link to: http://cces.ca/athletes-rights-and-responsibilities)
- Always comply with a testing request if you are notified for doping control. (link to: http://cces.ca/sample-collection-procedures)
- Check all medications and products before taking them to ensure they do not contain ingredients that are banned. (link to: http://cces.ca/checkmeds)
- Verify your medical exemption requirements. (link to: http://cces.ca/medical-exemptions)
- Do not take supplements, but if you do, take steps to minimize your risk. (link to: http://cces.ca/supplements)
- Get the latest news. Sign up to receive CCES media releases and advisory notes. (link to: http://cces.ca/subscribe)
Additional Resources and Information
- The CCES AthleteZone is a hub of resources and information for athletes and their support personnel. (link to: www.cces.ca/athletezone)
- The Global DRO provides athletes and support personnel with information about the prohibited status of specific substances based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List. (link to: http://www.globaldro.com/)
- Physicians and medical personnel are encouraged to use the CCES DocZone for targeted medical information. (link to: http://cces.ca/doczone)
- Read more about the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (link to: http://cces.ca/canadian-anti-doping-program)
- The World Anti-Doping Agency works towards a vision of a world where all athletes compete in a doping-free sporting environment. (link to: http://wada-ama.org/)
- The CCES is a proud and active member of the True Sport Movement – a movement that is based on the simple idea that good sport can make a great difference. (link to: www.truesport.ca.)
The BCPA and the CCES need your help to eliminate doping! To report doping activity, call the hotline at 1-800-710-CCES or fill in the online form. (link to: http://cces.ca/reportdoping)
For additional resources and more about anti-doping, please contact the CCES: