The YNE and our governing body, British Powerlifting, have a strict anti-doping policy enforced by random ‘out of contest’ testing carried out to WADA standards. Drug testing will be carried out at divisional and home country championships by the British Powerlifting independent testing agency IDTM.
The YNE fully accept the World Anti-Doping Code issued by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). British Powerlifting is affiliated to the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF), which is recognised by WADA under the Alliance of Independent Members of Sportaccord (AIMS).
The Global Drug Reference Online (Global DRO) provides athletes and support personnel with information about the prohibited status of specific substances under the rules of sport based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List:
Please check any medication you are using at:
If you need a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) please complete the form here and send to Richard Parker (British Powerlifting General Secretary):
If you are using supplements please carefully check their ingredients against the banned substance list (2016). If in doubt do not use them, and remember that supplements are not guaranteed to be free from banned substances:
Other useful links for lifters:
The following are the fundamentals of the World Anti-Doping Code, which can be viewed in full on the WADA web-site www.wada-ama.org. The purpose of the World Anti-Doping Code and the World Anti-Doping Code which supports it is:
To protect the Athletes’ fundamental right to participate in doping-free sport and thus promote health, fairness and equality for Athletes worldwide and to ensure harmonised, coordinated and effective anti-doping programmes at international and national level for the detection,deterrence and prevention of doping.
Anti-doping programmes seek to preserve what is intrinsically valuable about sport. This intrinsic value is often referred to as “the spirit of sport”. The spirit of sport is the celebration of the human spirit, body and mind and is characterised by:
Doping is fundamentally contrary to the Spirit of Sport.