IPL ANTI-DOPING AGREEMENT

***Please be aware that cannabinoids are NOT on the IPL banned substance list.

NSF Certified for Sport® Program

With thousands of banned substance ingredients floating out there, we agree that it can be challenging to navigate through it all.While the IPL cannot officially “approve” any products or supplements, what we can do is point athletes to the NSF Certified for Sport® Program. Your safest bet is to use only products that have this certification.

NSF International

National Sanitation Foundation

To meet the growing demands of athletes, coaches and all those concerned about banned substances in sports supplements, NSF International created the NSF Certified for Sport® Program. This specially designed NSF program is a focused solution designed to minimize the risk that a dietary supplement or sports nutrition product contains banned substances.

This program, which focuses primarily on the sports supplement manufacturing and sourcing process, provides key preventive measures to:
*Protect against adulteration of products
*Verify label claims against product contents
*Identify athletic banned substances in the finished product or ingredients

Click here to review the complete list of certified products and supplements.

Read more about NSF here.

IPL ANTI-DOPING PROTOCOL

Drug Testing Protocol: 20% of athletes at each contest are urinalysis tested according to WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency). Athletes who receive the highest placements at contests will be the first selected for testing. Order of priority: Overall division winners, Class winners, Second place winners and so on.

Competitors under 21 years of age will not be drug-tested.

Official third party urine sample collectors at every contest.

$80 drug testing fee per competitor for every contest entered. The $80 testing fee is put towards the drug testing program for each event. This includes staff, administration and the actual lab work required to test the urine samples. Competitors who do not receive a placement that qualifies for urinalysis testing will have their testing fee pooled toward the drug testing effort.

PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES (and penalties for testing positive)

There are two Prohibited Substance Lists according to WADA. The IPL has established specific suspension penalties for each.

Substances Prohibited At All Times. (PHYSIQUE ALTERING COMPOUNDS)

Within this list the IPL has identified a specific group of substances as the most aggressive violations of ethics in sports. Athletes must NEVER use any of these substances at ANY point in time…past, present, or future. Testing positive for any substance on this list such as Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (AAS) will result in a lifetime ban from competing within the IPL.

Substances Prohibited At All Times. (REMAINING SUBSTANCES)

Testing positive for any substance on this list  will result in a 2 to 5-year ban from competing within the IPL.

Substances Prohibited In-Competition.

Testing positive for any substance on this list will result in a 6 month to 2 year ban from competing within the IPL.

REFUSING TO SUBMIT A URINE SAMPLE OR TAKE THE POLYGRAPH TEST WILL RESULT IN A LIFETIME BAN FROM COMPETING WITHIN THE IPL.

IF AN ATHLETE IS USING A WADA PROHIBITED SUBSTANCE FOR MEDICINAL PURPOSES, THE ATHLETE MUST INFORM THE IPL VIA EMAIL NO LESS THAN TWO WEEKS BEFORE THEIR CONTEST EVENT. ULTIMATELY, DECISIONS WILL BE DETERMINED ACCORDING TO WADA PRACTICES AND PROTOCOLS FOR THERAPEUTIC — — USE EXEMPTIONS. 

*Please be aware that trends in drug use are ever-changing. And, WADA is the leading global organization working to keep up with (and stay ahead of) the drug use curve. As a result, WADA and the IPL will experience protocol and procedure adjustments over time.