CPU Doping Control

The pursuit of doping-free sport is a matter of public interest. The CPU is committed to eradicating the use of performance enhancing drugs from powerlifting in Canada. As such, all members of the CPU, by virtue of membership, are agreeing to submit to periodic drug testing, either at a sanctioned CPU contest, or on a "no notice" out of competition basis.

The CPU also follows the guidelines of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program. The CADP is the set of rules that govern doping control in Canada. Compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code and all international standards, the CADP describes how the program is carried out and details the process of results management, including penalties for infractions.

Full details ofthe CADP and other controls that the CPU adheres to may be found on the website of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in sport, address listed below.

CPU Drug Testing Programs

1. All CPU members are subject to In-Competition and Out-Of-Competition urine testing as a condition of membership.

2. All members are expected to comply with the testing Program and CCES Doping Control Officers as a condition of membership. A failure to comply could result in a sanction.

3. CPU Anti-Doping Bylaws can be found on the CPU website at www.powerlifting.ca/constitution.html also the CPU follows guidelines of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) which can be viewed on the CCES website at www.cces.ca and www.cces.ca/cadp

4. A link to the Current WADA Prohibited Substance List can be found on the CPU website under 'Doping Control', and also on the World Anti-Doping Agency website at www.wada-ama.org.

5. Under the World Anti-Doping Code, athletes are responsible for any prohibited substance that may be found in their sample; this is known as strict liability.

6. Members in the CPU Out-Of-Competition Testing Pool are eligible for testing up to 18 months after membership expiry in accordance with the Canadian Anti-Doping Program

6. If athletes are unsure or want to know the status of a given substance, they are encouraged to contact CCES at substances@cces.ca., or call toll-free from anywhere in North America at 1-800-672-7775.

7. In addition, athletes can search the status of substances using the 'Global DRO' website at http://www.globaldro.com/ which can assist in learning if a substance is prohibited.

Should anyone have any questions regarding the Program, feel free to direct them to Chris Robb and the Anti-Doping Committee at crobb@powerlifting.ca

Doping Control Links