If you compete in the sport of powerlifting, you are subject to the IPF Anti-Doping Rules. As a condition of participation in the sport of powerlifting you must fill out and sign this Consent Form..
There are many resources on the IPF’s website to help you understand your rights and responsibilities as an athlete.
As an athlete,
- You are strictly liable for any substance found in your body (or specimen). You may be charged with anti-doping rule violation for the presence or use of a prohibited substance or method, whether its use was intentional or not.
- Always check your medications and supplements before consuming them to make sure they do not contain any substances or methods included on the WADA Prohibited List.
- If you have a medical condition for which you need to take a medication or use a therapeutic method that is prohibited under the WADA Prohibited List, apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) to the appropriate organization (IPF or NADO) prior to the start of its use and at least 30 days before competing.
- Educate yourself on the risks of taking supplements and minimize your risk.
- Understand and educate yourself on your rights and responsibilities as an athlete, including but not limited to
- requirements for submitting whereabouts information,
- rights during sample collection,
- responsibility to avoid the use of prohibited substances and methods and apply for a TUE when needed,
- consent to the use of your information,
- obligations to follow the IPF Anti-Doping Rules and all consequences deriving therefrom