Anti-Doping Code Revisions Come Into Force 1 January 2009

19 Dec 2008 By IPC

1 January 2009 is an important milestone in strengthening fair competition and the fight against doping. On this date, revisions to the IPC Anti-Doping Code, the World Anti-Doping Code (WADC) and its related International Standards for Testing, Laboratories and Therapeutic Use Exemptions, as well as the 2009 Prohibited List and the new International Standard for the Protection of Privacy and Personal Information are going into force.

These amended anti-doping rules will help to further strengthen anti-doping programmes worldwide, including providing an increase of sanctions in doping cases involving aggravating circumstances in all sports.

An overview of the updated IPC Anti-Doping programme can be found on the IPC Website, section Anti-Doping. Further details on all changes can be retrieved from the website of WADA. The latest issue of WADA Play True Magazine is dedicated to the explanation of the new Code and International Standard requirements.

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