Welcome to the anti-doping section of the IPC website. Use the anti-doping drop-down menu or click on the links below for more information:
|the principles & values associated with clean sport|
The IPC is committed to clean, fair and competitive sport for athletes. Our anti-doping programme seeks to safeguard the long-term integrity and development of the Paralympic Movement in terms of respect for rules, other competitors, fair competition, a level playing field and the value of clean sport to the world.
Anti-Doping programmes are founded on the intrinsic value of sport. This is often referred to as “the spirit of sport”, which is at the heart of the Paralympic Movement – the pursuit of human excellence through the dedicated perfection of an individual’s natural talents.
The spirit of sport is expressed in how we play true. Doping is fundamentally contrary to the spirit of sport.
|IPC Anti-Doping Code|
Anti-doping rules, like competition rules, govern the conditions under which sport is played. The IPC has established the IPC Anti-Doping Code which aligns with the general principles of the World Anti-Doping Code, in anticipation that a global and harmonised approach to anti-doping will help ensure clean sport for all.
The IPC Anti-Doping Code applies to the Paralympic Games and to all events and competitions under the jurisdiction of the IPC. All participants (athletes, athlete support personnel and other individuals) agree to be bound by this Code as a condition of participation.
For the purposes of anti-doping and as a Signatory to the World Anti-Doping Code, the IPC's Anti-Doping Code serves its dual roles as:
|ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES - ATHLETES & aTHLETE SUPPORT PERSONNEL|
Everyone, including athletes and their support personnel, has a role to play in protecting clean sport. The anti-doping rules apply to both athletes and athlete support personnel - and their responsibilities (as detailed in Part 3 of the World Anti-Doping Code) - are outlined as follows:
Athletes have a responsibility to:
Athlete Support Personnel have a responsibility to:
The IPC is monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and responding as it relates to our anti-doping programme as well as broader sport activity. Please click on the following links for further information:
Athletes have the right to compete on a clean, level playing field – one that is free from the pressures and influences of doping - and testing alone is not enough to keep sport clean. Anti-doping organisations increasingly rely on information or intelligence provided by individuals to help catch dopers. You can do your bit by reporting what you know, what you have witnessed, overhead or have reasonable grounds to suspect.
No matter how small or insignificant the information may seem to you, reporting it could provide the last piece in a puzzle to help catch those who choose to dope.
The IPC has partnered with the World Anti-Doping Agency's 'Speak Up' programme, which receives and processes information via a secure digital platform about potential doping in sport. Any information you pass on is strictly confidential. You can choose to provide information anonymously if you wish.
Click HERE to SPEAK UP!