To all athletes, coaches, officials, regional federations, member federations, event organizers and others to whom it should conern.
It has been brought to our attention that there seems to be some misunderstanding and/or lack of information on social media regarding the rules and regulations that apply in the case of recognition of world records within the IPF.
The rules that apply are specified in the IPF Constitution, Technical Rules and Anti-Doping Rules.
The articles that apply are:
I. IPF Constitution
1.2.3 Maintain a system for recognizing and approving records.
1.2.5 Establish, define and enforce rules for the government of powerlifting internationally.
1.2.6 Promote, support and encourage doping free powerlifting.
1.2.9 Promote, sanction and supervise international ……. competitions, including world championships and single lift competitions.
12.1 Regional Federations
12.1.3 Their (NF) constitution and rules of operation …… These must conform to all IPF statutes and rules where applicable. Regional federations shall adhere to the IPF Constitution and all other IPF rules and regulations and respect any decisions taken by the IPF bodies.
12.1.5 In the case of conflict between the IPF Constitution and the constitution of any Regional Federation, the terms of the IPF Constitution shall prevail.
12.1.7 They (RF) cannot issue permits for competitions other than their own regional championships and regional events open for two or more nations of that Region and must also be sanctioned by the IPF.
12.1.9 Regional Federations must enforce the IPF Anti-Doping Rules and doping control must be carried out in all Regional Events in full accordance with the IPF Anti-Doping Rules.
11.9 Anti-Doping Commission
11.9.2 The IPF Anti-Doping Commission shall be responsible for … overseeing all testing conducted by or on behalf of the IPF. Testing may be conducted by members of the Anti-Doping Commission or by other persons so authorized by the IPF.
11.9.5 The Anti-Doping Commission shall arrange, coordinate and supervise Testing for all IPF World Championships and other International Events where the IPF is the ruling body for the Event, and for Out-of-Competition Doping Control Sessions initiated by the IPF. The main duties of the Anti-Doping Commission are:
a. to establish and maintain a system for collecting details regarding the Sample Collection Sessions;
b. to establish criteria for who may be authorized to be present during a Sample Collection Sessions;
c. to cooperate with the organizers/promoters of World Championships and other International Events where the IPF is the ruling body for the Event in preparing the Sample Collection Sessions;
d. to ensure that the Doping Control Stations meet the minimum criteria prescribed in Clause 6.3.2 of the International Standard for Testing and Investigations;
e. to make contracts with an Anti-Doping Organizations to carry out Testing at all World Championships and other International Events where the IPF is the ruling body for the Event;
f. to make contracts with an Anti-Doping Organizations to carry out Testing at Out-of-Competition Sample Collection / Sessions;
g. to provide appropriate Sample collection equipment and documents to the Doping Control Stations, or to ensure that the appointed Doping Control Officer are equipped with relevant Testing kit and documents;
h. to ensure that Sample Collection Equipment used meets the minimum criteria prescribed in Clause 6.3.4 of the International Standard for Testing and Investigations;
i. to ensure that the Sample Collection procedures, Security/Post-test administration and Transport of Samples and documentation substantially complies with the requirements prescribed in sections 7.0, 8.0 and 9.0 of the International Standard for Testing and Investigations.
11.9.11 In the Regional Events where the ruling body for the Event is the IPF Region, the relevant body of the IPF Region concerned with shall, in consultation with the IPF Anti-Doping Commission, organize and supervise doping testing for the Event.
II. Technical Rules p. 32
World and International Records
1. World and international records may only be made at the above named. That is, Championships sanctioned and recognized by the IPF,….
2. Requirements for recognition of a World and international records are as follows:
a. The International Competition must be held under the sanction of the IPF.
III. Anti-Doping Rules
ARTICLE 5 TESTING AND INVESTIGATIONS
5.1.1 …. At International Events, the IPF Anti-Doping Commission shall determine the number of finishing placement tests, random tests and target tests to be performed, in accordance with the criteria established by the International Standard for Testing and Investigations. …
126.96.36.199 The particular selection of Athletes for Testing shall be carried out by the members of the Anti-Doping Commission present at that International Event, or by a delegate or delegates appointed by the Anti-Doping Commission for that International Event.
5.2 Authority to conduct Testing
5.2.1 Subject to the jurisdictional limitations for Event Testing set out in Article 5.3 of the Code, the IPF shall have In-Competition and Out-of-Competition Testing authority over all of the Athletes specified in the Introduction to these Anti-Doping Rules (under the heading "Scope").