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.