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Medical and Anti-Doping

UIPM Anti-Doping Rules are adopted and implemented in accordance with UIPM's responsibilities under the Code, and in furtherance of UIPM's continuing efforts to eradicate doping in sport.

These Anti-Doping Rules are sport rules governing the conditions under which sport is played.  Aimed at enforcing anti-doping principles in a global and harmonized manner, they are distinct in nature from criminal and civil laws, and are not intended to be subject to or limited by any national requirements and legal standards applicable to criminal or civil proceedings.  When reviewing the facts and the law of a given case, all courts, arbitral tribunals and other adjudicating bodies should be aware of and respect the distinct nature of these Anti-Doping Rules implementing the Code and the fact that these rules represent the consensus of a broad spectrum of stakeholders around the world as to what is necessary to protect and ensure fair sport.

Anti-doping programs seek to preserve what is intrinsically valuable about sport.  This intrinsic value is often referred to as "the spirit of sport".  It is the essence of Olympism, the pursuit of human excellence through the dedicated perfection of each person’s natural talents. It is how we play true.  The spirit of sport is the celebration of the human spirit, body and mind, and is reflected in values we find in and through sport, including:

  • Ethics, fair play and honesty
  • Health
  • Excellence in performance
  • Character and education
  • Fun and joy
  • Teamwork
  • Dedication and commitment
  • Respect for rules and laws
  • Respect for self and other Participants
  • Courage
  • Community and solidarity

Doping is fundamentally contrary to the spirit of sport.


Scope of these Anti-Doping Rules


These Anti-Doping Rules shall apply to UIPM and to each of its National Federations, their members and each participant in the activity of the UIPM or any of its National Federations by virtue of the participant’s membership, accreditation or participation in the UIPM or its National Federations activities or Competitions. 

Within the overall pool of Athletes set out above who are bound by and required to comply with these Anti-Doping Rules, the Athletes, who compete at UIPM competitions as specified in Article 1.7 UIPM Competition Rules, shall be considered to be International-Level Athletes for purposes of these Anti-Doping Rules, and therefore the specific provisions in these Anti-Doping Rules applicable to International-Level Athletes (as regards Testing but also as regards TUEs, whereabouts information, results management, and appeals) shall apply to such Athletes.



Athletes might get tested anytime and anywhere without previous notice, no matter if they are included in an UIPM Registered Testing Pool (RTP) or not. Generally we distinguish In-competition testing and Out-of-competition testing.

Check out the WADA’s Doping Control Video to get an explanation of the entire process below.

This video is also available in Arabic, French, German, Greek, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish and can be accessed on WADA’s YouTube channel.

Be aware: Refusing, or failing without compelling justification, to submit to Sample collection after notification as authorized in applicable anti-doping rules or otherwise evading Sample collection is considered as an anti-doping rule violation.