IPC Reviews Anti-Doping Code

The revised World Anti-Doping Code (WADC) was approved unanimously by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Foundation Board in November 2007. This new code will come into force on 1 January 2009, significantly affecting all international sporting authorities at that time. 17 Jul 2008 By IPC

As a WADA Stakeholder, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has to review its own Anti-Doping Code to be WADC-compliant by 1 January 2009.

The major change will blend the result management process together with the new WADC provisions. This includes the athlete's right to promptly request the analysis of the B sample, following notification of the initial review process outcome. In failing such a request however, the B sample analysis may be deemed waived.

The revised IPC Anti-Doping code will be submitted to the IPC Governing Board for approval in September 2008.

It is IPC's responsibility to require as a condition of recognition by the IPC that NPCs within the Paralympic Movement are in compliance with the WADC and adopt and implement anti-doping policies and rules for their events which are conform with the IPC Anti-Doping Code.

It is therefore considered important to make the draft version available to the IPC Membership for their information and eventual feedback. The draft version of the Code can be found in the ‘Anti-Doping’ section on the IPC Website. Feedback is welcomed by 1 August 2008 to peter.vandevliet@paralympic.org.

The final version of the IPC Anti-Doping Code will be send to the IPC Membership after approval by the IPC Governing Board.