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INTERNATIONAL PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE

Successful Meeting of IPC Anti-Doping and TUE Committee

From 18 to 20 October, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Anti-Doping Committee and the IPC Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) Committee held their annual meetings in Bonn, Germany. 25 Oct 2007 By IPC

During a joint meeting day, the groups discussed the IPC Anti-Doping Code Review Process in the context of the revision of the World Anti-Doping Code (WADC). The IPC has to revise its Code by 1 January 2009, the date when the WADC comes into effect.

Furthermore, the Committees discussed operational aspects of the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games Anti-Doping and TUE Programme as well as how the educational efforts for an actual IPC Anti-Doping Education Programme can be increased.

The group also agreed that TUE Certificates issued by other anti-doping organizations will be recognized by IPC in future. An exception is to be made for athletes that are included in the IPC Registered Testing Pool (RTP). These athletes will have the mandatory requirement to submit TUE Applications to the IPC.

The Anti-Doping Committee furthermore decided to review the set up of the IPC Registered Testing Pool with the aim to include athletes from other sports to the pool throughout 2008. Also IPC will initiate its own Out-of-Competition Testing Programme to comply with the WADC.