Contest Release Agreement, Anti-doping Agreement & Contest Entry Form
CONTEST RELEASE AGREEMENT
In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way in the event selected below sanctioned by the International Physique League (“IPL”), its parent company MiBoLife Publishing, its related events and activities…I, the undersigned, acknowledge, appreciate and agree that:
1) While particular skills, equipment and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious injury does exist. I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown. EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE PROMOTER AND/OR THE IPL or others, and assume full responsibility for my participation. And I willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions for participation. 2) If, however, I observe any unusual significant hazard during my presence or participation, I will remove myself from participation and bring such to the attention of the Promoter immediately. 3) I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS the Promoters of the IPL and each of their officers, officials, agents and/or employees, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used for the activity and WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL INJURY DISABILITY, DEATH, or loss or damage to person or property associated with my presence at or participation in or in traveling to and from the event, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law. 4) I hereby grant full permission to the International Physique League (IPL) and its parent, MiBoLife Publishing, to use any photographs, videotapes, motion pictures, recordings or any records of this event for any purpose whatsoever.
IPL ANTI-DOPING AGREEMENT
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, and those entering only the Inspiration & Transformation division 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) (through urinalysis or polygraph) 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.
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. THE COMPETITOR NEXT IN ORDER OF PLACEMENT WILL THEN BE REQUIRED TO UNDERGO TESTING.
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.
***FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF PARTICIPANTS OF MINORITY AGE (UNDER AGE 18 AT TIME OF REGISTRATION) This is to certify that I, as parent/guardian with legal responsibility for this participant, do consent and agree to his/her release as provided above of all the Releasees, and, for myself, my child and our heirs, assigns, and next of kin, I release and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Releasees from any and all liabilities incident to my minor child’s involvement or participation in these programs as provided above, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES, to the fullest extent permitted by law.